Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky

This is a book that always makes me laugh whenever I read or think about it.  It is just that kind of book and so different from most ABC books for kids.

The premise is simple - a stage production of the alphabets letters.  Easy, right?  A is for apple, B is for ball, right on through the letter Z.  A letter for every place and a place for every letter.  What could go wrong?  Well, what goes wrong is Moose.  You will recognize Moose.  He's the one who is so enthusiastic that he keeps interrupting the director, Zebra, and asking if it's his turn yet.

See what I mean?

But then, when they get to M, it turns out that M is for Mouse.  What happened to M is for Moose?  If you want to find out, I guess you will just have to read this thoroughly amusing ABC book with equally amusing illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky.

Still wondering if this is the right ABC book for you?  Well, have a look at the book trailer and enjoy a laugh or two while you make up your mind that you have to have this book.  Perhaps if I tell you there is a surprise ending you might be truly tempted.

Best of all - there's a guide for parents and teachers with activities and you can find it right here

This book is recommended for readers age 3+ and anyone who wants a good chuckle.
This book was borrowed from the Yorkville Branch of the NYPL 


  1. Judging by the trailer, very cool! Hope I get it to review.

  2. Z id For Moose is definitely my kind of book. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. This book is so adorable and funny! I loved it too! I love alphabet books that break the rules.


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