Z Is for Moose (Hardcover)

By Kelly Bingham, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, 9780060799847, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

List Price: 16.99*
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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.”

“This zany alphabet book will make children smile.”

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

“If you think you’ve seen every possible idea for an alphabet book played out, think again.”

“Just label it F for funny.”

“Readers accustomed to the usual list of letters will be giggling with suspense by the time ‘L is for Lollipop’ rolls around.”

“Hilarious mayhem. . . . The familiar ABC has never been more fun.”