Fleming, Candace and Illustrated by Rohmann, Eric Oh, No! 40 pgs. Schwartz & Wade, 2012. $12.23. (Rating: G)
There is a hole in the jungle which the animals all keep falling in to, and they can’t get out it! Worse yet, there is a tiger who watches hungrily. Every time a new animal falls in, there is a chorus of “Oh, No’s”. How will they ever get out and avoid the tiger too!?
Stunning artwork, incredible. But the story was pretty boring. For some reason the chorus of Oh No’s is enough for me to use this as a read-aloud, (although that same chorus works well for me in this book) and all the animals trapped in a pit part was sort of claustrophobic. The child who I let read it was worried about the fate of the Tiger too. So yes on illustrations, no on plot. That makes this one optional.
Pre-K, EL– OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.