Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"Finley: A Moose On The Caboose" - a bookwrap




by Candace Spizzirri 

Illustrated by Chantelle Thorne and Burgen Thorne


* Reading Age:  4-8 years

* Grade Level:  1-2

* Length:  32 pages

Publisher:  Gnome Road Publishing

* Pub. Date;  April 18, 2023

* ISBN-10:  1957655038

* ISBN-13:  978-1957655031

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 


The Book

Finley is an adorable friendly Moose with a huge toothy grin.  His dream is to ride the rails and have some exciting adventures while doing it.  

Unfortunately Conductor Jones forbids wild animals to ride on trains because "rules are rules!"  

Poor Finley is devastate but doesn't give up.  He decides to don a myriad of costumes to try to disguise his true identity but Conductor Jones always catches him and tosses him off the train... after all, "rules are rules"!   

Finally Finely makes a breakthrough and Conductor Jones is happy to lift the moratorium on that rule.  It points out to the reader that some rules in life are meant to be changed.  Good for Finley! His dream has come true! 

The illustrations are amazing.  They are colourful, expressive and full of humour.   This heartfelt story encourages kids not to give up on their dreams and with grit and determination go for them!  I love this book (especially the illustrations ) and I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Candace Spizzirri writes children's books with humor and heart in prose and in rhyme. She holds a degree in child psychology with an emphasis in emotional development. Passionate about education, Candace co-founded an elementary school and high school in southern California where she makes her home and joyfully spends time each day writing and honing her craft. You might also find her breaking into dance moves that are not in the least bit embarrassing.

About the Illustrators

Chantelle Thorne works with Burgen Thorne as part of an internationally-published illustration team specializing in children's books. In the last three years they have illustrated ten trade books - two of which have won international awards. They have a long history in creating art for the educational market and their work has been featured in over 1000 readers and text books worldwide. Most recently, their work in Kantiga finds the Perfect Name was selected for the IBBY 2022 honours list for Best Illustration in South Africa. To learn more about Chantelle visit

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