Z Is for Moose

Z Is for Moose

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Overview

Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, Paul O. Zelinsky

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060799847
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 108,315
Product dimensions: 11.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: BR (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Kelly Bingham has been a storyboard artist, story supervisor, and director and is now a writer. Shark Girl, her first novel, was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Its sequel is Formerly Shark Girl. Kelly Bingham lives with her husband Marty and four children in the town of Ellijay, Georgia.


Paul O. Zelinsky is the illustrator of Anne Isaac's Dust Devil and creator of the now-classic interactive book called The Wheels on the Bus. His retelling of Rapunzel was awarded the 1998 Caldecott Medal. Rumpelstitlskin, Hansel and Gretel and Swamp Angel with different authors all garnered Paul a Caldecott Honor. Since 1991 Paul O. Zelinsky has lived in the same apartment with his wife Deborah in northern Brooklyn, New York.

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Z Is for Moose 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this to my PreK class...they laughed and loved every minute of the book!
lovelybookshelf More than 1 year ago
Last week my daughter's godmother gave her the picture book Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Moose is so excited about being in this book! He can hardly wait. With each page we see his patience dwindle. Finally, we arrive at the letter M, and it's not what we -- or Moose -- expected. Things go downhill quickly, until Zebra steps in and makes everything okay. My daughter knows all of her letter sounds, and has recently taken an interest in telling jokes and finding the humor in various situations. That combination made this book perfect timing for her. She laughed and laughed as Moose demanded to have a role in the story. I liked how, after the initial hilarity, the book gently encourages kids to think about how Moose really feels. Zebra sets a good example of how to be a caring friend in the end. Z Is for Moose may be geared for ages 4 to 8, but it's also a lot of fun for the adult reading it!
LisaTortorello More than 1 year ago
I came across this book accidentally and loved it.  As a disclaimer, I collect moose and that is what drew me to the title, but I truly loved this story! 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!
AmiB More than 1 year ago
We have read this funny book at least once every night since we got it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is designed for a child who knows their alphabet and perhaps most of their 'sounds'....It also offers a solution as to what to do as well as not what to do if things don't go the way you want them to happen.... Gorgeous drawings...
ckaaland More than 1 year ago
Young readers will squeal with delight at the antics of Zebra and Moose when Moose tries to enter the stage of alphabetical concepts before his assigned page "M". As Moose tries to sneak on - hiding under ice cream and in kangaroo's pouch -Zebra becomes more irate and Moose finds himself upstaged by Mouse. Few alphabet books provide such delightful hilarity and young abecedarians will surely request, "Read it again."