XO, Ox : a love story / Adam Rex ; pictures by Scott Campbell.
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- ISBN: 9781626722880
- ISBN: 1626722889
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
|General Note:|| "A Neal Porter book."
|Summary, etc.:|| "The hilarious tale of an ox who is in love with a gazelle, told in correspondence"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 October #2
Ox adores Gazelle from afar, and one day he musters up the courage to tell her in a letter, which he signs, charmingly, "XO, OX." Gazelle is a creature with many admirers, so her response to Ox's letter is the same as all the others: a boilerplate letter with a blank for the recipient's name, and an autographed photo. Undeterred, Ox replies, only to receive exactly the same canned letter he got before. Are his hopes dashed? Nope: "I think this shows that you are very smart and have a tidy mind," he writes. As their back-and-forth continues, Ox becomes more smitten while Gazelle becomes increasingly frustratedâ"Ox! Stop this! Please do not write me again." Though some might wonder why Ox doesn't get the picture, or why Gazelle doesn't simply stop replying, the epistolary format is appealing, and Campbell's lively watercolor illustrations are entertaining, particularly when depicting the comical contrast between hulking, boxy Ox and lithe, graceful Gazelle. Kiddos who liked Campbell's Hug Machine (2014) will get a kick out of this, too. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.
Adam Rex has written several books for young readers including the New York Timesâbestselling Frankenstein makes a Sandwich and The True Meaning of Smekday. His picture book School's First Day of School earned seven starred reviews and was a New York Times Bestseller. He lives now with his wife and son in Tucson.
Scott Campbell is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid's books, and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, focusing on comic and childrenâs book illustration. He is the author/illustrator of Hug Machine. XO, OX is Scott's first book for Roaring Brook Press.