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About Joe Mathieu
Born in Springfield, VT, Joe Mathieu is the illustrator of over 150 popular picture books, including Sesame Street books, "We're Going on a Lion Hunt", "Mrs. Millie Goes to Philly!", and "Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!". He has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a freelance illustrator since 1971. Joe lives in Hudson, Massachusetts and enjoys cycling and ragtime piano.
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Moose is proud of his big, beautiful antlers. So when they fall off one autumn, he doesn't like it one bit. Without them, he looks like any other moose. Luckily, it's hunting season, so Moose has to stay inside. He reads, does puzzles, and paints with the materials his best friend, Hildy-a pig-brings him. Then he gets his BIG IDEA. Why not sell his paintings? Moose exhibits his artwork and even manages to strike up a conversation with a passing hunter, who thinks his art is lovely. Readers will cheer for Moose as he dupes the hunter and manages to make a buck in this hilarious story about a moose and his loyal porcine friend.
Fans of the hit PBS Kids' TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! have cause to celebrate—all year round! In this ebook featuring two books in one, the Cat and Co. go, go, go, GO on an adventure to the magical Garden of Seasons, where they are able to see how the change in temperature affects plants and animals. Among the new friends they meet is a snowshoe hare whose brown fur turns white to help him hide in the snow, a tadpole who turns into a frog and then hibernates during the winter, and a Canadian goose gosling who grows up and migrates south in the fall. All in all, this is a perfect introduction to the yearly cycle that can be enjoyed any time of the year!
Moose’s best friend, Hildy, is thrilled when a farmer invites her to enter a Pig Pickin’ contest down South. She thinks it’s a beauty contest, and Moose is eager to go with her. When they get to the county fair, however, Moose starts to worry. The farmer keeps offering Hildy pizza and ice cream. Why is he so interested in fattening her up? Is the Pig Pickin’ really a beauty contest—or is Hildy going to become the barbecue? Moose uses his wits to save his best friend from a terrible fate in this funny story about friendship and loyalty.
My hope is this story will facilitate many more conversations that bring about meaningful change.