If you’ve never heard of Dr. Seuss, you either skipped childhood all together or have been living under a rock for the past 50 years. Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved authors of childrens books of all time, and almost all children own at least one (and many several) of the great doctors works. There are so many books that it’s often hard to find a favorite, but many believe that Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is a great tale to tell children.
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is all about the main character, Thidwick! Thidwick is a moose who lives on the shores of Lake Winna-Bango, and who is a very generous character. He has huge antlers and many different characters in the woods decide to take advantage not only of his huge antlers, but of his sweet disposition. Many different people try to live in his antlers, including a fox, some mice, and, of course, some fleas! All poor Thidwick gets for his trouble, however, is gripes, grumbles, and complaints, leaving him to want to eject his guests but, thanks to his morality, he can’t do that.
One of the best things that children can get out of Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is about how some people can take advantage of their good nature, allowing them to see that while you shouldn’t be mean, you need to look out for those people who would take advantage of you being far too kind, as what happened to poor Thidwick.