Friday, June 21, 2013

Z is for Moose

z is for moose Review of <i>Z Is for Moose</i>

Author: Kelly Bingham
Illustrator:   Paul O. Zelinsky
Publisher:  Greenwillow Books
Publication Year:   2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Featured on "Calling Caldecott" blog, Publisher's Weekly Kirkus and Horn Book starred reviews,

Summary:  Hilarious version of an alphabet book! Everything starts out well until Moose jumps onto the 'D' page. Zebra, acting as a director, is not impressed with Moose and sends him off to wait for his turn. He continues trying to get into all the pages in creative ways- under the ice cream, on the jam label, in kangaroo's pouch, until the M page comes. But wait! M is for Mouse? Moose is mad and starts destroying the book until Zebra comes up with a compromise. This adorable book made me laugh out loud several times!

Classroom Ideas: Smaller readers would love correctly identifying the pages that Moose has ruined. With older kids, this could serve as a mentor text or start a discussion about problem solving and compromise.

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