Shabby Sunday: Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss – 1948

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Shabby Sunday Meme

I have a lot of old vintage books and one of my plans when I first started blogging was to do a post every week or so that shared one of my cherished vintage books. Then, I thought that maybe there might be other book bloggers out there that have some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share. I decided to start a weekly meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? Please feel free to participate. Feel free to use the picture I’ve provided if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me so that I can see the book you’re sharing.

Today’s shabby share is:

Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose

by: Dr. Seuss


My review:

Thidwick spends most of his days munching on tender moose-moss, until a Bingle Bug comes along and expects a ride. Of course, Thidwick can’t turn him down and offers him a home on his antlers. Then comes a tree spider, Zinn-a-zu Bird, a squirrel family, and many more creatures expecting a ride. Thidwick’s virtue of kindness takes over.

“A host has to put up with all kinds of pests. For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.”

Thidwick is stuck in a dangerous situation and must go it alone, but his guests don’t want to leave. What should Thidwick do?

This story reminds me of Aesop’s Fables and has a moral lesson of kindness. Children will ask: Why did Thidwick toss his antlers with all the creatures still on them? They’ll learn that kindness can only go so far. When kindness starts to hurt you, the kind-hearted person, physically or emotionally, you may need to walk away from the situation and start caring about yourself.

My hardback copy is the 1948 edition and a previous library book stamped in Chicago, IL. I bought it at a used book sale years ago. The book is colorful and written with the familiar rhyming poetry as other Dr. Seuss books. This is a great book to add to your children’s collection!

My rating on this one is 5-stars.




Continue for more book information and where to find it…


You can find this book on Goodreads and Amazon

  • Age Range: 5 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
  • Series: Classic Seuss
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 12, 1948)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1131045742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1131045740


Thanks for reading this week’s Shabby Sunday. If you’d like to participate in this meme, please do!


13 thoughts on “Shabby Sunday: Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss – 1948

  1. An Introverted Bookworm

    I absolutely love this meme and will participate next Sunday . Old books need love too 🙂 Great choice of book too! I passed down my love of Dr Seuss to my kids and can now recite the entire Cat in the Hat book from memory because we read it so often 😂

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    1. I just love Dr. Seuss. Kudos on memorizing the whole Cat in the Hat book. Amazing!

      Wonderful that you’d like to participate! I would love it. ♡ I hope you’ll link to me so I can read yours. I just love old books and glad you do too!

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  2. This is one of my favourite Dr. Seuss books ever. My mom read this to me constantly when I was young at my request. I bought one for my kids because I could not find mine from my childhood. A great choice.


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