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Pick up any picture book and there is a pretty good chance that at least one of the characters will be a monkey, a cat, a dog, a horse, a pig, a cow, or a bird--really, any animal you might name when singing "Old McDonald Had a Farm." But, what about the poor old musk ox? How often do you find this arctic mammal, known for its musky odor and thick mane of hair, in a children's story? The fact of the matter is that musk oxen are severely underrepresented in children's literature. It's a good thing, then, that author Erin Cabatingan and illustrator Matthew Myers have made it their personal mission to raise awareness about this malodorous creature, so that, maybe one day, a child will think to sing "Old McDonald had a musk ox..."