This was a debut I could totally imagine reading it over and over to my kids w out getting tired of it I love how the original alphabet book shows through Joseph s improvements, including a Rainbow that ends in the playpen full of baby musk ox I will def look forby both creators. How curious that two books with the exact same wacky theme should come out in the same year, but this book is strangely similar to Z Is for Moose, just replacing the moose with musk ox I think they re both good, but the moose book probably gives for a better read aloud This one felt longer, it sbusy and the musk ox is frankly quite a bitcocky and obnoxious than the confused and out of place moose in Z Is for Moose It may also be a better fit for a slightly older crowd, that is k How curious that two books with the exact same wacky theme should come out in the same year, but this book is strangely similar to Z Is for Moose, just replacing the moose with musk ox I think they re both good, but the moose book probably gives for a better read aloud This one felt longer, it sbusy and the musk ox is frankly quite a bitcocky and obnoxious than the confused and out of place moose in Z Is for Moose It may also be a better fit for a slightly older crowd, that is kindergarten first grade, while the moose book would be fine for preschoolers This book should have started with A is for Apple however, Musk Ox ate the apple So Zebra is upset that his book is ruined but Musk Ox thinks that the book would be much better when A is for awesome Arctic and Alaska all of which describe Musk Ox or where Musk Ox lives And so goes the rest of the alphabet Musk Ox has taken over and the majority of the alphabet is used to describe Musk Ox The story is funny, the illustrations have the right amount of quirky animal characteristics th This book should have started with A is for Apple however, Musk Ox ate the apple So Zebra is upset that his book is ruined but Musk Ox thinks that the book would be much better when A is for awesome Arctic and Alaska all of which describe Musk Ox or where Musk Ox lives And so goes the rest of the alphabet Musk Ox has taken over and the majority of the alphabet is used to describe Musk Ox The story is funny, the illustrations have the right amount of quirky animal characteristics the zebra wears a striped tie and laughable details the Musk Ox often has the alphabet letter objects in the background as he takes over each letter This isn t a book for the young kids who are unsure about alphabet letters Instead, this is perfect for younger elementary school aged kids who know their letters and understand how funny it is that this goes against the conventional alphabet book The story begins right at the cover with Musk Ox chomping on the apple that would have been what A stands for Instead, he insists that A is really for musk ox Zebra argues with him, after all there isn t even a single letter A in musk ox Musk Ox explains using lots of words that start with A that musk oxen are Awesome they live in the Artic and even Alaska Turn the page and you will see that B is also for musk ox, rather than baby Again, Musk Ox has plenty of explanations for exactly w The story begins right at the cover with Musk Ox chomping on the apple that would have been what A stands for Instead, he insists that A is really for musk ox Zebra argues with him, after all there isn t even a single letter A in musk ox Musk Ox explains using lots of words that start with A that musk oxen are Awesome they live in the Artic and even Alaska Turn the page and you will see that B is also for musk ox, rather than baby Again, Musk Ox has plenty of explanations for exactly why This silliness continues through the book, forming a pattern until you reach the letter M And I don t want to spoil the surprise, but I bet you won t guess what M stands for.This zany book is filled with humor, pure cheer and a jolly spirit.This is not an alphabet book for those first learning their letters Instead, children who know how the alphabet works and who are veterans of ABC books will enjoy it most They will get the jokes that are being poked atnormal alphabet books as well as thepointed humor of the storyline Cabatingan s writing, done entirely in dialogue, is a pleasure to read aloud It has a natural flow and a great sense of timing.Myers illustrations are simple and quite silly when called for The personalities of the two characters come across in their body language A hilarious alphabet book that is guaranteed to get kids giggling Appropriate for ages 5 7 I suspect I just don t like anarchy in the alphabet At least not today. Age Preschool 1st gradeA funny story of a stubborn musk ox that insists on using the alphabet to describe himself because no one cares about the middle letter M Although the Musk Ox chooses to use some different words, the repetition of A is for Musk Ox, B is for Musk Ox, L is for musk ox gets tedious after awhile Still a funny tale with an unusual protagonist. A is for musk ox because musk oxen are annoying and always about as aggravating as absolutely anyone alive Rip roaring and entertaining Our family loved this one Must every alphabet book begin with a is for apple Probably not But would you recommend a is for musk ox Zebra questions the stretch, after expressing frustration over Musk Ox eating his apple, That doesn t make sense Musk ox doesn t start with A It doesn t even have A in it Musk Ox s admits that he is tired of his fairly anonymous placement in the middle and then he educates Zebra on how musk oxen can be filed under the letter A, and so it begins in some form or another Musk Ox ar Must every alphabet book begin with a is for apple Probably not But would you recommend a is for musk ox Zebra questions the stretch, after expressing frustration over Musk Ox eating his apple, That doesn t make sense Musk ox doesn t start with A It doesn t even have A in it Musk Ox s admits that he is tired of his fairly anonymous placement in the middle and then he educates Zebra on how musk oxen can be filed under the letter A, and so it begins in some form or another Musk Ox argues his relevance throughout the whole alphabet And Zebra is there to huff or cover his eyes with his hooves, acquiescing under the sheer force of Musk Ox s personality.Some of the applications are a stretch, but there is always an energy and humor in the illustrations It is equal parts educational and silly And needless to say, if N were still small er we would have tried out our vocabulary and imagination on a Natalya or Leslie infused alphabet I think the alterations of alphabets have already been done, e.g a is for asphyxiation which Zebra seems less willing for Musk Ox to experience by the end, except for that ending, when antagonisms are renewed.entries I favored I, O, Q and when Musk Ox claims that Baby is not as cute as musk oxen, baby musk oxen are seriously one of the cutest babies on the planet I mentioned the energy in the illustrations, and the pages are just humming with activity not a bedtime book, unless you need that last burst of energy The characters are as over the top as the notions in the book which means they areexciting than just too ridiculous Zebra is cool looking The exclamation points mimicking his hair and the striped shadow are genius The tie is pretty funny, too There is plenty to explore, in the details and the premise.A is for musk ox inspires a lot of play, certainly some good and healthy old fashioned rule breaking You already love Seuss and Silverstein, you ll want to pick this one up for a play date.L omphaloskepsis I know what you re thinking,it s supposed to say A is for appleBut that s what every abc book says, according to Musk Ox He wants to change this book up a little, make it less boring and predictable He definitely achieves that goal, in spite of poor Zebra s protests that he s ruining the book, and that he can t use musk ox for the letter a, since there s not even an A in musk ox Makes no difference to Musk Ox, who blasts his way through the alphabet, finding, amazingly, that nearly ea I know what you re thinking,it s supposed to say A is for appleBut that s what every abc book says, according to Musk Ox He wants to change this book up a little, make it less boring and predictable He definitely achieves that goal, in spite of poor Zebra s protests that he s ruining the book, and that he can t use musk ox for the letter a, since there s not even an A in musk ox Makes no difference to Musk Ox, who blasts his way through the alphabet, finding, amazingly, that nearly each and every letter can stand for musk ox if you try hard enough B is for musk ox, for example, because their fur is brown and black G is for musk ox because musk oxen eat grass and live in Greenland Q is for musk ox because the underwool of a musk ox is call qiviut Sound reasoning, that.I read this to some kindergarten classes this morning Zebra and Musk Ox talk like they re from Brooklyn when I read it I have no idea why The kids liked it, and they laughed, but themature kids and better readers liked it , which tells me it s probably better suited to kids a little older in a read aloud setting I m thinking 2nd graders would really like it For use inside the curriculum, though, I think it would be a great creative writing lesson for kids around 6th grade or younger gifted kids They could take just about any topic they re researching, and write ABC books just like this, where every letter applies to their topic, whether it s football or Plymouth Colony or metamorphosis It might take a great deal of research and outside the box thinking, but what fun projects it would make