Monday, March 19, 2012

Z is for Moose

  We made our first trip of the year to the zoo this week.  What an amazingly beautiful family day it was!  The weather was perfect and the animals cooperated with us wonderfully!  A polar bear even pooped right in front of's the little things.  I love finding books to go along with family trips.  It's always a great way to start a conversation or relive memories of fun filled days.  I couldn't resist the newly released, Z Is for Moose, by Kellly Bingham.  Zebra begins to take us through the alphabet, page by page.  Everything seems to moving smoothly until Moose tries to sneak onto the D page.  This is where the fun begins.  Bingham and Zelinskey take us through a hilariously funny adventure including Moose's temper tantrum when he finds out that MOUSE is taking over his M page.  After much frustration, tantrums and laugh out loud illustrations and text, Zebra saves the day for Moose.

Who's it for?  Although this is an alphabet book, it is entertaining for all ages!  It's great for letter recognition and a laugh!

Lesson Plans/Activities:
1.  Go to your local zoo after reading this book and take a look at some real zebras!
2.  Make your own alphabet book using pictures of the animals that you saw on your trip to the zoo.  If you can't make it to the zoo, create your own alphabet book with your favorite items.  After all, Z is for Moose isn't all animals!

Lions, tigers and bears! Oh my!

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