Z Is for Moose
by Kelly Bingham
Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
* * * * Stars (Great!)
The zebra has directed the production of this book, and after consulting his list, he decides and orchestrates who or what is to appear on each page. This seems to be working out until his friend the moose gets overexcited and can’t wait his turn. “Now?” he asks, “now?” appearing on every page, much to the zebra’s frustration. When they finally get to “M is for…” he is suddenly replaced. Angry and hurt, the moose sets out to sabotage the rest of the book! What can zebra do to save his book and soothe his friend’s hurt feelings? This funny book will delight readers of all ages – especially the ones who already know their alphabet and understand the havoc that the moose is wreaking. It’s nice to see that zebra and moose’s friendship can survive this fiasco- and is more important to both of them than a perfectly arranged alphabet.
Paul Zelinsky surely had great creating the illustrations for this book – particularly after the moose gets vengeful!
Reviewed by YA Librarian