Title: Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul Zelinsky
APA Citation: Bingham, K. L., & Zelinsky, P. O. (2012). Z is for Moose. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Short Annotation: This alphabet book is not an ordinary one. As each page progresses, Moose appears and asks when it will be his turn. Zebra tells him that it isn’t his turn yet. When the page featuring the letter “M” comes up, Moose was not featured. Instead, it was “M is for Mouse.” Moose got very upset and started and ruined the rest of the letters. At the end, Zebra gave Moose a chance to be featured by saying that Z was for Zebra’s friend, Moose.
Grade Level: K-1
Intended Audience: This book is a good read for all levels but I put kindergarten through first grade because it is an easy book. I think younger children who are learning about their alphabet would enjoy this humorous book.
Personal Rating: 8/10, Overall this book was good and humorous. The only thing I do not like about it is that it can be interpreted as, “If I throw a fit, I will get what I want.”
Text-Dependent Question: “Who was used for M instead of Moose?”
Reading Strategy: Pop-Up Books – I would use this book as an opportunity for students to create their own pop-up books. This will be based on the alphabet so they will have to come up with something for each letter. Students are able to be creative and think at the same time.