Monday, February 13, 2017

Bibliophile's Corner

XO, OX - A Love Story
Written by Adam Rex
Illustrated by Scott Campbell

Flap Copy Description:

"Dear Gazelle,
For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire you. You are so graceful and fine. Even when you are running from tigers you are like a ballerina who is running away from tigers.


I think that what I'm trying to say is that I love you.
XO,
OX"

And so begins an epic, if initially unrequited, love affair between a graceful gazelle and a clumsy, hapless ox. Romance will never be the same.

My Thoughts:
Rarely does a children's picture book make me laugh out loud, but that's just what I did while reading XO, OX - A Love Story, by Adam Rex! (In addition to the wonderful text, the whimsical illustrations by Scott Campbell are delightful!)The correspondence the seemingly simple Ox has with the narcissistic Gazelle is not only hilarious, but insightful. It's a reminder that none of us is perfect - not even close. This little book is one of those rare children's books that would also work for adults - I loved it. A big thumbs up for XO,OX - A Love Story!

Click here to learn more about the author, Adam Rex.

Happy Valentine's Day!

2 comments:

  1. I could tell from the flap copy that this was going to be hilarious. Can't wait to look it up on my next visit to the library. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Victoria =)

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