Monday, January 28, 2013

a is for musk ox

a is for musk ox
by Erin Cabatingan  and Matthew Myers
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012
unpaged picture book

In this creative and informative alphabet picture book Musk Ox is in trouble from page one. He is caught with the apple (of A is for Apple fame) in his mouth. When he is confronted by Zebra he says he did it to save the book from being just like every other alphabet book out there. He then proceeds to show Zebra how every single letter in the alphabet can refer to a musk ox. Patient Zebra humors him although it tries his patience immensely. When you reach the end you have not only worked your way through the alphabet, but you will know more than you ever wanted to know about musk oxen. If you are a fan of the non-traditional ABC books like Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and AlphaOops!: The Day Z went First by Alethea Kontis,  then you will be very entertained by A is for apple musk ox.

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