Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oh, No! by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

In the forest there is a deep, deep hole, and it is the start of some deep, deep trouble! 

When Frog fell into the deep, deep hole he couldn’t get out and when he cried for help Mouse came along but she couldn’t help – and then there were two trapped in the deep, deep hole!  As the other animals try and help Frog and Mouse escape Tiger wanders quietly in the background waiting for his chance to pounce.

This is a beautifully illustrated picture book that has warmth and charm by the bucket load.  The characters are well drawn and show wonderful emotions as they try to help each other and then realise their predicament.  The story has a wonderful blend of the expected (with the language) and the unexpected (what happens next) – and there is a huge surprise ending!

I loved this picture book and it is one that I would recommend for reading one-to-one with your little person, or to read to a group of lots of little people.  This is a real treasure and will be a great addition to family bookshelves.

If you like this book then try:
  • My friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
  • Kitten’s first full moon by Kevin Henkes
  • Bone dog by Eric Rohmann
  • We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
  • Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho and Holly Meade
  • Joseph had a little overcoat by Simms Taback
  • The lion and the mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmanm

Reviewed by Brilla

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