A Is for Musk Ox by Erin Cabatingan

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Musk Ox, our rambunctious anti-hero, literally chews through the cover of this anarchic alphabet book. Having eaten the apple that A was supposed to be for, he blithely inserts himself, claiming A is for Musk Ox—because musk oxen are Awesome and live in the Arctic, which includes Alaska! Zebra, his nemesis, is less than thrilled.

And so this cantankerous couple lead the reader on a romp through the alphabet with Musk Ox claiming every letter for himself, and Zebra doing his level best to keep him under control. Filled with Matthew Myers's hilarious artwork with lots of hidden details for kids to explore, this may be the funniest alphabet book ever created.

About Erin Cabatingan

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After a twenty-year career as an award-winning art director, Matthew Myers discovered his true vocation—illustrating picture books. His works for Roaring Brook Press include Tyrannosaurus Dad and A Is for Musk Ox  He lives and works in North Carolina. Erin Cabatingan grew up in Utah. She and her family have lived all over the United States from California to New York to Hawaii and she looks forward to wherever life takes her next. Currently, she lives with her husband and children in Virginia. Musk Ox Counts is her second book for Roaring Brook Press.
Published June 25, 2013 by Roaring Brook Press. 36 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A frustrated zebra attempts to finagle a confession out of the musk ox, who obviously ate his apple.

Aug 15 2012 | Read Full Review of A Is for Musk Ox

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In this case, though, the megalomaniacal musk ox dominates, teasing his opponent like a pushy older sibling and offering reasons (some better than others) why musk oxen can represent every letter.

Aug 27 2012 | Read Full Review of A Is for Musk Ox

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