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Z is for Moose- Class Big Book

Sailing in a Dream

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky, is a hilarious and entertaining picture book that was recommended to me by my department head. It’s appropriate for K and Grade 1 as it reviews alphabet letters, beginning sounds and has an interesting social-emotional aspect.

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It starts off as a typical alphabet book- “A is for apple, B is for ball”, etc. but when the reader reaches the letter “D”, the moose barges onto the page wondering of it’s his turn as the text reads “D is for moose”. The “director” of the alphabet book, Zebra, orders moose off the page; however he continues in this manner, impatiently making his entrance on the wrong letters each time. Finally, upon reaching the letter “M”,  the moose ends up being replaced by “Mouse” as decided by Zebra. Chaos ensues, the moose looses it and the rest of the alphabet becomes a…

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