A Love Story
For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire you. You are so graceful and fine. Even when you are running from tigers you are like a ballerina who is running away from tigers.
I think that what I'm trying to say is that I love you.
And so begins an epic, if initially unrequited, love affair between a graceful gazelle and a clumsy, hapless ox. Romance will never be the same.
Adam Rex's hilarious, sweet, and at times heartbreaking letters between a hopelessly romantic ox and a conceited, beautiful gazelle are paired perfectly with Scott Campbell's joyful illustrations to bring you a romance for the ages.
A Neal Porter Book
Praise For XO, OX: A Love Story…
"Kiddos who liked Campbell’s Hug Machine (2014) will get a kick out of this, too."— Booklist
"Persistence pays off seems to be the message in this bracingly un-Valentine-ish love story."—Kirkus
"It’s about as lovely (and funny) a story of opposites attracting that one could ask for. "—Publishers Weekly, starred
Roaring Brook Press, 9781626722880, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
About the Author
Scott Campbell is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid's books, and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children’s book illustration. He is the author/illustrator of Hug Machine. XO, OX is Scott's first book for Roaring Brook Press.