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Z Is for Moose (Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth (Awards)) Hardcover – February 28, 2012
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“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))
“Hilarious mayhem. . . . The familiar ABC has never been more fun.” (The Guardian)
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However, in Z Is for Moose, written by Kelly Bingham, Zelinksky's artwork and Bingham's text are seamlessly integrated, creating a one-of-a-kind experience.
Before I had even read one word of it, I was charmed by the illustration on the pages before the title page (which I'm sure have a name, but I know it not). It gives the reader a peek at the characters, like a curtain being raised on a play.
It starts off as your typical picture book. A nice clear picture and "A is for Apple," but what is that zebra doing peeking into the frame? B and C are business as usual, but "D is for Moose" has the moose posing proudly and the zebra referee saying "You are on the wrong page," and pushing him out of the frame causing "E is for Elephant" to say "Look out!"
The moose continues through, trying to find his place, with the zebra continually admonishing him to move. By the time he gets to the M page (making cameo appearances on most of the other pages leading up to it, even saying on L "Here it comes!"), he is shocked to find that "M is for Mouse."
He throws a tantrum, upsetting O, P, and Q, and takes a crayon in his own hand (hoof), adding antlers to R's Ring and S's Snake as Zebra works hard to protect the other entries. When Moose realizes that he's not going to be in the book, and it's too late, Zebra takes pity on him and shares his own entry with his friend.
I give this book my high recommendation. It's not for preschoolers only. The same set who enjoy Mo Willems `and Melanie Watt's work will likely want this book on their "keep forever" shelf.
After not so patiently waiting his turn, Moose is very disappointed to learn that M will be for Mouse in this book. He then wreaks havoc on the next few pages until finding a crayon. With the crayon, he manages to draw some antlers on other objects. Zebra, the one in charge of the whole production, has to take over and protect the other letters. Poor, dejected Moose eventually gives up, until Zebra is nice enough to share his letter.
Ah, another wild alphabet book. Eventually these could get old, but this one is such a funny, different take that it is still amazing. Another review I read was upset that Moose doesn't apologize for behaving so badly. Yes, it would be more politically correct for this to happen, but I don't think it's necessary. It is a funny book with a sweet ending, and that's enough for me. I don't necessarily think the artwork is top notch, but the pictures are still funny. I love how Moose and Zebra talk throughout. I love how all of the animals and other objects being used throughout the book interact, really bringing the alphabet to life. One cute example is the little joey in its momma's pouch asking who the moose is. (He is also in the pouch)
I won't be able to read this aloud in a story time setting due to the amount of the story told through pictures and speech bubbles, but it is still a winning book to me. Children will laugh throughout at all the funny pictures, how crazy things happen once Moose realizes he's not in the book, and how Zebra reacts. Then in the end they will learn about kindness and sharing, and parents can talk to them about how Moose should apologize if they feel it is necessary.
Z is for Moose is a great way to teach children the alphabet while incorporating humor and fun and friendship. The illustrations are very creative and I just love the expressions on the moose's face throughout the story. Children will definitely get a kick out of this book!
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Very cute and clever book. children will enjoy this different take on an alphabet text.Published 5 months ago by Paula Morrow
Very fun story with a moose that just can't wait for his turn. Our son-in-law loves outdoor activities and we thought he'd enjoy reading this one about a moose to his children --... Read morePublished 5 months ago by SS
Z is for Moose - my granddaughters (8 & 5) and little neighbor girl (3) all love the book. It is serious & funny, They were all giggling during the story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. Frederick
We love this book - it is hilarious! Always good to find a book that doesn't grate on a parent's nerves after 50+ readings!Published 7 months ago by Katie