Z Is for Moose

Bingham, Kelly L.

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Z Is for Moose
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 : Greenwillow Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060799854
Branch Call Number: jE Concept BINGHAM 2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill.,24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Zelinsky, Paul O. Illustrator


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Poor Moose just wants his moment to shine! Kids who are already familiar with alphabet books will love the way this one gets turned on its head.

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Sep 25, 2013
  • DHS4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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.

May 17, 2013
  • JCLBarbaraL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 22, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Cute! My favorite page was Moose having a tantrum.

Aug 31, 2012
  • sit_walk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliantly funny and sweet in equal measure.

Jul 18, 2012
  • GtotheSS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a fun and wacky alphabet book! 4 and 5 year olds will love correcting moose's mistakes.

Jun 28, 2012

I liked this book the best!

Jun 28, 2012
  • darkblueracecar rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I liked the moose.

May 31, 2012
  • cloverss rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very sweet book... and funny too!


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Sep 04, 2013

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

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
  • darkblueracecar rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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May 31, 2012
  • cloverss rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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