Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jesper Jinx

I didn't know what to expect when I downloaded my free copy of Jesper Jinx to my Kindle. Marko Kitti tells the fun story of Jesper, a typical 11 year old boy who does typical 11 year old boy things. The story takes place in England which I appreciated especially when familiar words were used that our English friends use - like "hoovering" for vacuuming.  

Jesper tells us his story by way of an author who lives down his street.  We are sworn to secrecy first, but once we sign on the dotted line to keep his stories secret, we find out why Jesper is known as Jesper Jinx. How does a cat go red?  Why does his classmate have a moustache?  And everyone who went to school could relate to his teacher Miss Parrot!  

This book made me smile and chuckle, and I am an adult.  While reading it, I couldn't help to think that this is a great book for boys.  Even reluctant readers would be hard-pressed to stop reading about Jesper once they started!

We rate this book 4 out of 5 moose hooves!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Did you get yours today?

We hope you took advantage of all the FREE-flowing hot mocha java today!

As a matter of fact, I think everyday should be dedicated to COFFEE! Don't you?

I am Purple the Moose and I love me a good cup of coffee!  There is nothing like the fresh aroma of coffee beans wafting through the house!  It's a good thing I am domesticated.

I'm not a fancy moose 
I like my coffee black and hot, 
For it surely hits the spot!

What is your favorite?

Here is my favorite COFFEE song!
Jumpin' East of Java!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Enjoy the magnificence of the moose!

Lots of people have been asking about moose, so I thought I'd share these great moose facts that I gathered some time ago!  

The word "moose" comes from the Algonquin word that means "twig eater".

Moose can run up to 35 mph.

Moose are very good swimmers.  They can swim about 6 mph.  They can also put their whole body under water for up to 30 seconds...maybe more!

The male will drop its antlers after mating season.  This helps to conserve energy for winter. A new set of antlers grow in the spring.  Antlers only take 3-5 months to fully develop.  Wow, that's fast!

The flap of skin hanging from a moose's throat is called a bell.  Scientists aren't 100% positive, but they think it might help male moose attract females.

Moose noses are very sensitive.  Sometimes, a wolf may immobilize a moose by biting its nose (OUCH!).  The pain can paralyze the animal.

Moose can be domesticated.  A farm in Russia has a program where a small heard of docile moose are used for pets and milk.  And then there are domesticated moose like us!


All moose facts gathered from

If you have any moose pictures you'd like to share, we'd love to post them here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

There are 2 days left for your chance at FREE! Come, check it out!

I have a new teaching position at a new school. To celebrate, I am having a free book giveaway.  I will be giving away one copy of each of my books. 

To read more about a book, you can check out their websites - 

Entering is as easy as 1-2-3!  

1. Send an email to me at 
2. In the subject line put "Free Giveaway"
3. In the body of the email, list the book title(s) you want to try to win.

The contest will run from now until September 12, 2014.  Winners will be picked at random on September 13, 2014 and announced on this blog.  I will send an email to let you know you won! 

I hope you will join in the fun and...