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.
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 are paired perfectly with Scott Campbell's joyful illustrations to bring you a romance for the ages.
A Neal Porter Book
Praise for XO, OX
"Kiddos who liked Campbell’s Hug Machine (2014) will get a kick out of this, too."— Booklist
"Persistence pays off seems to be the message in this bracingly un-Valentine-ish love story."—Kirkus
"It’s about as lovely (and funny) a story of opposites attracting that one could ask for. "—Publishers Weekly, starred
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