This Is a Whoopsie!

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I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed reading this. An interesting story with fun characters. Well written.
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Fun story of a very clumsy moose named Whoopsie!  I think littles and kids up to 8 are going to enjoy this story. The illustrations are bold and funny. Not too cluttery, but there's enough to hold their attention and things to see.
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This is Whoopsie, a moose who finds himself falling down a lot. He doesn’t think much of himself. He thinks he’s just clumsy and makes more trouble for others than he’s worth. But his friend Bird knows the truth, that he has value just as himself. 

With cleverness, charm, and a compelling message, author Andrew Cangelose and illustrator Josh Shipley have put together another adorable picture book in the vein of This is a Taco! Again, they find a way to teach children (and remind me and other adults) that we don’t have to be perfect to be loved. 

This Is a Whoopsie! is filled with fetching illustrations and delightful characters as well as a funny, memorable story that is a great reminder for kids of all ages that we all have something special to offer the world, the perfect lesson for readers of picture books. Keep an eye on this series. It just keeps getting better. 

Galleys for This Is a Whoopsie! were provided by Diamond Book Distributors through NetGalley, with many thanks.
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A lovely story with quaint illustrations. The word Whoopsie was very popular in our toddler household!
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Cangelose subtly teaches two lessons. 1) None of us are easily defined by a single attribute. Not all moose can be defined in the same way. 2) Perceived weakness can be beneficial. When Whoopsie embraces his clumsiness he can tell a pleasant, unique story.
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This is a fun and silly romp of a book for some good laughs at bedtime or during a group reading as we follow the adventures of this accident-prone Moose!
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This is a Whoopsie! by Andrew Cangelose/illustrated by Josh Shipley follows Whoopsie and Bird, who are going to tell us all about moose. But Whoopsie is a clumsy moose and keeps falling down. It's the one thing Whoopsie is really good at. She suggests that the book be about falling instead. She can tell all kinds of stories about that. In fact, it was a fall into a trashcan that introduced Whoopsie to her best friend, Bird. This was an adorable read with some great lessons! First, and formost, accept yourself for who and what you are. A great addition to any kids library, and perfect for bedtime reading!

***Many thanks to the Netgalley and Diamond Books/ Lion Forge for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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This is a Whoopsie is a picturebook written by Andrew Cangelose and illustrated by Josh Shipley. It is supposed to be a book about all the different things moose can do, like leaping and jumping and being really tall. But maybe Whoopsie isn't the right moose for the job. You might want to pick a different moose for this book. Maybe instead we can do a book about falling down a lot? Yeah! Whoopsie would be great at that. 

This is a Whoopsie is from the same team that gave up This is a Taco, a book about a squirrel with a love for unexpected food. Just like the previous book, there is a good amount of factual information so readers do learn a bit about moose. There is also plenty of laughs, as Whoopsie the moose trips his way through the book. However, there is also a lesson in being yourself and finding value in the things that make you different without making the readers feel like they are being lectured. The illustrations do a great job of enhancing the story and the important lesson it teaches with upping the humor another notch. I liked the little Taco cameo, and think that this picturebook should find its way into relevant library collections, and will be a repeat read if it makes its way into a home library.
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This book is about an accident prone moose and his friend the owl.  It is a fun concept.  The illustrations are comical and bright.  However, I felt that the dialogue was a bit scattered.  I would read this to my grandson but it is not my favorite.
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The second book Sophie read with her son this month was This Is a Whoopsie by Andrew Cangelose, the author behind This Is a Taco, which they both read and enjoyed earlier this year. This Is a Whoopsie has a similar premise, a primer book about a specific type of animal is taken over by one that, well, doesn’t fit the stereotypes of its species! In this book, Whoopsie is a clumsy moose who can’t stop falling over.

Whoopsie does his best to demonstrate typical moose behavior for the book but ends up falling over and knocking all the letters out of place. He and his friend, a small yet sarcastic bluebird, try to fix the book and create some brilliantly silly moment in the process (trampolining hamsters anyone) and Taco the squirrel from the previous book in this series even makes an appearance. Soon, Whoopsie figures out what makes him a special moose, and uses his new confidence to end the book his way.

Cangelose is quickly becoming one of Sophie’s favorite picture book authors, with stories so clever and funny that her son still enjoys reading them with her, despite having aged out of picture books now. This is another fantastic story from him and Sophie knows she’ll be picking up his future stories to read no matter how old her son is.
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A wonderful addition to any child's library.

Andrew Cangelose's This is Whoopsie was a fun well illustrated book.  A child friendly read about a clumsy moose with a wonderful underlying lesson about living oneself even if you are different.  The actual facts about moose were interesting and were a plus to this picture book.
I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley.
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'This is a Whoopsie' by Andrew Cangelose with illustrations by Josh Shipley is another fun book like 'This is a Taco.'

This time around, the book is about a clumsy moose named Whoopsie.  He is the star of the book, but he keeps thinking they should have picked a less accident prone moose.  He has a cheerleader in the form of a little blue bird named Bird.  When Whoopsie trips on a log and causes all the letters to fall down, he tries to fix things with pretty funny results.  Taco even finds a way to make a cameo.

It's a cute silly story.  The lesson at the end is good.  It's ok to fall down as long as you always get back up again.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Lion Forge, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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If you were a fan of "This is a Taco," you will also enjoy this title. There are some facts about moose to complement the hilarious illustrations and storyline, which is a nice educational bonus.
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I loved This is a Taco. I encouraged my friends to my book and still giggle when I think of it. This book didn't make me laugh, it broke my heart and I can't wait to buy my own copy. While this isn't as funny, I love this book as much as This is a Taco. The story about a clumsy moose just has my heart - I can't explain it any other way. I can't wait to sit with my nieces and nephews and share this story. I may even make my adult son sit through it because it is such a beautiful story.
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Not every moose is a graceful woodland creature!  An extremely humorous book about an accident prone moose who is guided and encouraged to be himself by his bird friend.  
The illustrations are eye-catching and add much humor, and the facts about moose could be a good jumping off place for a child interested in learning more about wild animals.
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This Is a Whoopsie! by Andrew Cangelose, Josh Shipley is a very nice, funny, properly illustrated and narrated book I enjoyed. Fonts are such a good choice - nice, not too small, not even too large (to obstruct illustration or to be obstructed by illustration, except on only one page). I recommend warmly This is a Whoopsie!
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After reading “This is a Taco!” by Andrew Cangelose, along with artwork by Josh Shipley, I never would have thought that there would be another book from this series!  Enter “This is a Whoopsie!” and I automatically went to NetGalley and gave this new picture book a shot and man, was it one of the funniest books I had ever read!

Meet Whoopsie!  He is a moose!  And this book is supposed to teach children about moose and what their lifestyle is like in real life.  Unfortunately, Whoopsie is extremely clumsy and he is constantly falling over himself on each page.  After making too many mistakes, Whoopsie decides that he is not the right moose for the job.  But, his bluebird friend thinks differently.

Will Whoopsie find something that he is really good at?

Read this book to find out!

Wow!  Andrew Cangelose has done it again!  I just loved the way that Andrew Cangelose writes the humor in this book as it is full of wit and sarcasm and it just makes this book a treat to read through!  I also like the fact that this book has a more heartwarming tone than the previous book “This is a Taco!” did since this book focuses on the friendship between Whoopsie the Moose and the little bluebird who keeps helping him out.  Josh Shipley’s artwork is another aspect of the book that I really enjoyed as the artwork is humorous and creative to look at.  I especially loved the images of Whoopsie the Moose himself as he has a goofy expression, but he can also sport friendly expressions on his face whenever he is talking to the bluebird. 

Overall, “This is a Whoopsie!” is a fantastic read for anyone who loves good humor and books about friendship and children will enjoy this book for many years!  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book, unless smaller children would have trouble understanding the humor of this book.
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I was able to read the ARC of This Is a Taco! that was also written and illustrated by Andrew Cangelose and Josh Shipley. I like the aforementioned book because of how informative and amusing it was, so I'm really glad that there's a new children's book released by this two. Aside from some of the facts mentioned in the book about the animal being focused, the story and the illustrations are quite funny to read. I like this book but I still love and prefer the first book that they have published.
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Another wonderful beginning reader from Andrew Cagelose. Just when you thought children's literature couldn't top This is a Taco, This is a Whoopsie appeared. Children will laugh and cry along with Whoopsie the moose as he falls and knocks letters off the page. If you have a reluctant reader, please, introduce them to this awesome book series.
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This is a Whoopsie! is the story of a very clumsy little moose and his feelings of general inadequacy at... moosedom? Anyways, it's really adorable, has some fun factoids for kids about moose, and offers a friendly reminder to love yourself, even if you don't fit the criteria that some people think you should. The artwork is colorful and fun, and I think this would be a really cute addition to any child's library.

Thank you so much to Lion Forge for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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