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World Premiere: Z Is for Moose – The Madness, the Method, the Trailer

Ladies and gentlemen it is my supreme pleasure to show you today a little somethin’ somethin’ you’ve not seen the likes of before.  A star studded cast.  A deeply amusing book.  A video that is enjoying its world premiere here on A Fuse #8 Production today.  So sit back, pop some popcorn, and enjoy the all new trailer for Z Is for Moose!

It’s the joey that kills me.  “How ya doin’?”  Classic.  Once you look at the voice cast list it plays out like a veritable who’s who.  It’s incredibly impressive (and makes you think that at least some of those guys could launch a career in voiceover work tomorrow).  One does wonder if the “Oy gevalt” is indeed courtesy of Sendak and, if so, whether or not this makes the video his last known video work.  Hope so.

Thanks to the Greenwillow folks for allowing me to show this.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Ms, Bird, thank you very much for premiering this little project of mine, and on Maurice Sendak’s birthday, no less. It is indeed Maurice’s voice doing Glove. He recorded it for me the last time we visited him, in February. I hope he would have enjoyed the trailer. I hope everyone else enjoys it, too.

    • Elizabeth Bird says

      Wow, Paul! Just . . . wow! Well it’s an honor to show it, I have to tell you. Best video of the year, that’s what I say. Raises the bar.

  2. Ms. Bird, thank you for sharing MOOSE with the world at large!

  3. Wonderful to see this. Even after MANY viewings. This is the perfect venue for the premiere. Congrats to you both!

  4. …and Z is for…the best book trailer ever, and for one of the most fun picture books, ever! Congratulations to Paul and Ms. Bingham. Thank you, Ms. Bird for posting this! Yay Moose!

  5. Connie Rockman says

    What fun!

    Z is for Moose was a huge hit at my grandson’s PreK class a few weeks ago. They devoted a week throughout the school year to each letter of the alphabet and as soon as I saw this book I told the teacher I had the perfect book to share for ‘Z’ week … Thank you, Kelly and Paul, for this instant classic!

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  7. We all enjoyed this video at SCBWI conference in Maryland last Saturday, and the fabulous of shirts!


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