Author(s): Adam Rex

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"Dear Gazelle, For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much 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. 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. Adam Rex's hilarious, sweet, and at times heartbreaking letters between a hopelessly romantic ox and a conceited, beautiful gazelle is paired perfectly with Scott Campbell's joyful illustrations to bring you a romance for the ages.

Product Information

The hilarious tale of love between a hapless ox and a fabulous gazelle, told in correspondence.

Adam Rex has written several books for young readers including the New York Times bestselling Frankenstein makes a Sandwich and The True Meaning of Smekday. His most recent 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 children s book illustration. He is the author/illustrator of Hug Machine. This is Scott's first book for Roaring Brook Press.



General Fields

  • : 9781626722880
  • : Roaring Brook Press
  • : Roaring Brook Press
  • : February 2017
  • : 279mm X 216mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adam Rex
  • : full colour illustrations
  • : 40
  • : Scott Campbell
  • : Hardback