Z is for Moose

We have checked this book out from the library multiple times and it has not lost its appeal. Whether you have a child who is learning their letters or not, your kids are sure to enjoy this alphabet presentation featuring an interrupting moose.

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham

Z is for Moose Details

Title: Z is for Moose
Author: Kelly Bingham
Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky
Publication Year: 2012
Age Group: Preschool, Kindergarten, Early Elementary
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This book starts out like many other alphabet books. However, by the time you get to D is for Moose, you know something is awry. The poor moose wants to be in the story so badly that he can’t wait for the letter M. My kids thought it was hysterical when the book finally gets to the letter M, and find out that M is for mouse. The Zebra organizing the parade of characters basically tells the moose, “we decided to go in a different direction.” What follows is anger, pettiness, grief, and ultimately a satisying conclusion for the poor moose.

My oldest thinks this would be a terrible book to introduce kids to the alphabet. He may be right, but it doesn’t matter. This book is so clever and humorous that the chaos is well worth the confusion. Honestly, if a child is just starting to recognize the alphabet and letter sounds, this would be the perfect book to read. The unexpected and incorrect pairings will keep them on their toes!

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