Z Is for Moose

Z Is for Moose

Book - 2012 | First edition.
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Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780060799847
Branch Call Number: BINGH
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zelinsky, Paul O. - Illustrator


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May 13, 2019


LiztheLibrarian Jan 29, 2018

One of my favorite alphabet books. It is a unique take on the usual ABC book.

Rebecca_Kohn Jan 28, 2018

An alphabet book with an extremely funny twist. Entertaining illustrations with some excellent color accents by a certain Moose.

Feb 23, 2016

My 20 month old though this book was very funny! He likes alphabet books and this one has a fun twist to it.

DHS4 Sep 25, 2013

Hilarious and sweet story about disappointment, friendship, and the alphabet.

SPL_Kids Sep 04, 2013

Nobody wants to be left out – especially the big brown moose who is so enthusiastic about being included in an alphabet that he can’t wait his turn. Before the letter “M” is reached, Moose tries to push aside Duck at “D” and Elephant at “E”, replace the hat at “H” and butt into the ice cream at “I”.

Zebra, sporting a black-striped shirt as the referee, is having none of it. “No. Moose does not start with D, E, H or I! You are on the wrong page.”

Moose simply must wait for “M”.

However, at “M”, Zebra chooses Mouse instead of Moose. Moose is shattered and retreats offstage in tears.

As “X” and “Y” are reached, it appears that there’s nowhere at all in the alphabet for Moose. But wait!

At “Z”, Zebra has a wonderful, heart-warming surprise for Moose.

With Moose’s Bullwinkle-like face, his goofy antics and a just-right conclusion, Z is for Moose is a hilarious picture book with lots of action – a perfect choice for those who are learning or re-learning the alphabet - and for anyone who enjoys an amusing story.

Jul 15, 2013

My 3 year old loves this book so much we decided to buy it.

JCLBarbaraL May 17, 2013

A hilarious twist on the typical alphabet book. Impatient Moose keeps butting into the alphabet before his turn.

KRockstar10 Apr 22, 2013

Cute! My favorite page was Moose having a tantrum.

sit_walk Aug 31, 2012

Brilliantly funny and sweet in equal measure.

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Aug 04, 2015

yellow_rabbit_396 thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

SPL_Kids Sep 04, 2013

SPL_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

waydene55 Mar 07, 2013

waydene55 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and under


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Jun 28, 2012

Wait! NO! that was supposed to be me! MOOSE! With an M!

Jun 28, 2012

Zebra: You can be in the book

Moose: I can't! It's too late! all that's left is Z.


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cloverss May 31, 2012

When Moose realizes that he will not be used for the letter "M" in this Alphabet Book, he loses his temper. Luckily, a bit of humour, friendship, and an understanding Zebra save the day!


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