Caldecott Medalist Zelinsky illustrates an outrageously funny and boundary-breaking story for fans of Jon Scieszka and David Weisner. Zebra wants to put on a show as simple as A-B-C, but Zebra's friend Moose has other (unexpected and hilarious) ideas.
I have left this as a sub plan, never actually teaching it myself, but I decided to use it because I needed a filler for a 3rd grade class. Solid gold. There is an illustration in the back of the book of different dinosaurs; I copied the page and handed it out, after reading the story. Each child had to write and illustrate what they would do if they had a pet dinosaur. Quietest class ever. art-of-education
Starting with Tyrannosaurus rex, a dozen different dinosaurs introduce themselves in funny, rhyming verses. The subjects range from the tiny Microraptor (Im as little as a chicken,/but please dont be too hasty!/Although I may be chicken-sized,/Im nowhere near as tasty!) to the gigantic Supersaurus (My neck is so long I can stretch it/to nibble the tops of tall trees./I like to look down at my friends on the ground/who barely reach up to my knees!).