Oona

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.2 X 10.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062982247

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About the Author

Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and numerous other books for kids, including Super Manny Stands Up!; Crafty Chloe, Zombie in Love, Gaston, and Antoinette. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan. You can find out more about Kelly and her books at KellyDiPucchio.com.

Raissa Figueroa loves walking the beaches in search of tiny treasures of her own. She lives and works in sunny San Diego, CA. She's the illustrator for several children's books, including Oona, written by Kelly DiPucchio. You can visit her at www.rizzyfig.com.

Reviews

"DiPucchio's...brevity and directness should make an instant connection with readers. Graegin's pencil-and-ink pictures seem unassuming and lighthearted..., but when the lunchroom scene unfolds, the images take on surprising and touching drama, creating a powerful moment of truth."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Super Manny Stands Up: This charming story marries the mania for superheroes with a potent anti-bullying message, making it an apt tale for present times.--Kirkus Reviews
Funny details abound in Pizzoli's cartoon illustrations...The witty, conversational-style narration interjects timely comments. VERDICT: In this laugh-out-loud picture book, the powers of storytelling triumphantly tame the beast. --School Library Journal
In naive, flattened cartoons, Pizzoli mixes modern and medieval with aplomb as Dragon TP's a castle and spray paints "Dragon was here" on a wall underneath a posted notice from the king promising a reward to whomever stops Dragon. These pictures, combined with DiPucchio's clearly disapproving narrator make Dragon's transgressions all the funnier.--Publishers Weekly
Delivers lessons on electoral votes, polls, and the reason every vote counts.--The New York Times
Praise for Grace for President: DiPucchio and Pham are game gals. Explaining the electoral system to adults isn't easy, but they make it understandable to kids.--Booklist
VERDICT: This wonderful read-aloud is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.--School Library Journal
Thought-provoking and timely.--School Library Journal
"DiPucchio and Wight...tell a comically cautionary story that's worthy of Behind the Music. DiPucchio's short, direct text provides just the right setup for Wight's boisterous, spoofy drawings and egomaniacal star. His bright-eyed anthropomorphism and visual nudges should remind many readers of Veggie Tales at its most supremely silly." --Publishers Weekly
Praise for Dragon Was Terrible: The text and illustrations work together to offer readers a different story--one that is modern and timeless... This is one terribly good dragon tale that will leave readers laughing and with an appreciation for the healing power of a good book. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for Everyone Loves Bacon: "Retro art meets wry humor in this very funny tale of hubris set in a diner. Throughout, Wight's expressive illustrations meet DiPucchio's text at every humorous turn as they define the foodstuffs-er, characters with cartoonish panache. A bacon book so funny that perhaps even some vegetarians will love it."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Oona is an adorable protagonist, with her dark skin, enormous Afro, and striped, orange tail. With her ups and downs and her fundamental ebullience, she will easily win fans... [T]he messages of persistence and of valuing the work of one's own creation are strong and effective. A small heroine young readers will be happy to meet. --Kirkus Reviews
"This title celebrates independence, self-confidence, and bravery to try the new even after defeat as Oona becomes aware of the true treasure in her personal effort."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Oona is undeniably adorable, and her pal Otto is similarly charming. The playful humor is, like Oona herself, "sweet . . . and a little bit salty," bringing together gentleness with just a dash of sass. Disney kids will recognize the book's many nods to The Little Mermaid and appreciate its attempts to diversify the underwater world.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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