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Mooses Star in Arlo Guthrie Kids' Book

Cover of 'Mooses Come Walking'
Cover of 'Mooses Come Walking'

Arlo Guthrie wrote the sparse but amusing text. And the colorful, Orphan Annie-like illustrations are from Alice M. Brock of Alice's Restaurant fame.

The children's book that resulted from that partnership is called Mooses Come Walking.

NPR's Scott Simon and Weekend Edition children's literature expert Daniel Pinkwater read the book together -- and discuss the many fine qualities of the moose.

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Daniel Pinkwater
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.