Z is for Moose
Author: Kelly Bingham
Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Year: 2012
Brief Summary: Moose can’t wait for his appearance in the alphabet book, but when he finds out Zebra has assigned the letter M to Mouse, he is upset and lets everyone know.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Amazon Editors’ Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2012
- Booklist Book Review Stars , Jan. 1, 2012 ; American Library Association
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2012 ; American Library Association
- Choices, 2013 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
- Horn Book Fanfare, 2012 ; Horn Book
- Kirkus Best Children’s Books, 2012
- Kirkus Book Review Stars, January 15, 2012
- Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, January 16, 2012 ; Cahners
- School Library Journal Best Books, 2012
- School Library Journal Book Review Stars, March 2012 ; Cahners
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
- Review the alphabet with younger kids. See if kids can guess what the letter stands for on the pages Moose messed up.
- Have you ever thrown a tantrum or seen your little brother or sister do it? How does your mom, dad, sibling, or friend help you feel better?
- Read along with A is for Salad and other isn’t-alphabet books.
- Have children make their own ABC book…younger students can use words they know; challenge older students to use words about their school, their town, their state, their country, or the country their family’s from.
Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.
- language art; ABC order
- Text-to-text connections
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. N/A
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library