Xo, Ox: A Love Story by Adam RexXo, Ox: A Love Story by Adam Rex

Xo, Ox: A Love Story

byAdam RexIllustratorScott CampbellContribution byAndrew Arnold

Picture Books | January 3, 2017

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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.


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

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 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...
Title:Xo, Ox: A Love StoryFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.35 × 8.85 × 0.48 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626722889

ISBN - 13:9781626722880


Editorial Reviews

"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