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The Moogees Move House

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  37 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Leslie McGuirk spins the story of a very particular family in search of a home, with lively verse and quirky illustrations.

The Moogees want very much to find a new home. Mama Moogee says, "We need a new place that is on the ground. It would be nice if it were round." Papa Moogee adds, "I’d love to find a home with class, a nice wide yard, and plenty of grass." But the thre
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Candlewick
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Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Strange looking, cartoonish creatures called Moogees are hunting for a new house. Mom and Dad Moogee have issues with each of the houses they are shown, but the three baby Moogees only say "waa waa moogee doogee wee wee low lum!". Finally, Mom and Dad find the right house and the realtor realizes that the babies have been saying all along that they are happy anywhere, as long as they are with their loved ones.The story is cute, but the point of the story (being happy anywhere...) is told, never ...more
Jul 17, 2015 rated it liked it
We moved a few weeks ago and my 8-year-old enjoyed this rhyming book about a family looking for a new house because their current house has too many stairs. Mama Moogee wants a round house on the ground. Papa wants a home with class, a nice yard, and grass.

They meet with a real estate agent. He shows them three houses. Each time the parents find something wrong and the three little Moogees scream, "Waa waa moogee doogee wee wee low lum!" He didn't think they'd like the last house but it was per
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Omg, this book totally cracked me up--I couldn't stop smiling. I think it's the absurdist humor of it--the ridiculousness of the moogees and what they are looking for in a house, and especially what the real estate agent is trying to sell them on. I don't know, there's just something about it that had me in giggles the whole time. Definitely recommended if you're in the mood for something silly!

P.S. Read this to my preschool group and they thought it was hilarious too!
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book about finding just the right house for a family. I gave this book 5/5 stars for multiple reasons. The illustrations are perfect with bright colors and fun characters. The text of the story is funny and easy to follow. I think this book would be great for any family about to move or even one that has recently moved.
Amalia Ricksecker
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
PB 47: This was a cute book! My friend who moved a lot as a kid read it to us and she enjoyed it a lot as well. I liked that there was a saying that was repeated a lot which by the end even we (full grown adults) were saying it aloud with her :)
Nov 13, 2012 rated it liked it
An odd little book, but kids will enjoy it.
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Age: Preschool-Kindergarten
Familiar experience: moving

A quirky book with forced rhymes. At least kids will have fun with the baby moogees' nonsense chant.
Jane Rupp
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had all of us laughing. My three year old loved it and I did too. It feels fresh, its silly, it's easy to read, and has a sweet ending.
Dec 27, 2012 rated it liked it
A Moogie family decides it is time to move to a new house, but nothing the real estate agent shows them seems to be quite right.
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
thought it rather lame but it would be a fun read aloud for younger kids and would work well with a unit/discussion about moving
Murph Eugene
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
PB24 - Interesting book with a warm ending that puts family first.
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Leslie McGuirk is the author-illustrator of several books about Tucker the dog, including LUCKY TUCKER, TUCKER'S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN, and HO, HO, HO, TUCKER! She also co-authored and illustrated WIGGENS LEARNS HIS MANNERS AT THE FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT. She lives in Vero Beach, Florida.
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