Z Is for Moose (Hardcover)

By Kelly Bingham, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, 9780060799847, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

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Description

Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky illustrates Kelly Bingham's outrageously funny, critically acclaimed, and boundary-breaking story about a moose, a zebra, and the alphabet Zebra wants to put on a show as simple as ABC, but Zebra's friend Moose has other (unexpected and hilarious) ideas

Zebra thinks the alphabet should be simple. A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Easy But his friend Moose is too excited to wait his turn, and when M isn't for Moose (Mouse gets the honor), the rest of the letters better run for cover. Exuberant and zany storytelling brings to life two friends and one laugh-out-loud comedy of errors that's about friendship, sharing, and compromise. The incomparable Paul O. Zelinsky's artwork is bursting at the seams--literally--with child appeal. Breaking the borders of the page, and creating the art both digitally and traditionally, Zelinsky turns convention on its head. The result is a picture book that is innovative, hilarious, and begging to be read over and over again.

Named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association

Supports the Common Core State Standards



Praise For Z Is for Moose

“Everybody will be elated with this goofy new way of going from A to Z.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“This zany alphabet book will make children smile.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“This laugh-out-loud romp of an abecedary features an impatient moose who just can’t wait for his turn.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“If you think you’ve seen every possible idea for an alphabet book played out, think again.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“Just label it F for funny.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Readers accustomed to the usual list of letters will be giggling with suspense by the time ‘L is for Lollipop’ rolls around.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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