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Oh, No! by Candice Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Oh, No!
Schwartz & Wade , September 2012
ISBN:  978-0-375-84271-9
hardcover picture book, 40 pages
ages 3 and up

Oh, No!

by Candice Fleming & Eric Rohmann

Young children will delight in repeating the refrain "OH, NO!" as one animal after another falls into a deep, deep hole in this lively read-aloud. This simple and irresistible picture book by hugely popular picture book creators—Candace Fleming and Caldecott medalist Eric Rohmann—feels like a classic-in-the-making. Fans of Rohmann's Caldecott Medal­-winning My Friend Rabbit, will be thrilled to see a new book created in the same expressive and comical style.

From Eric:

For a long time Candy Fleming have been looking for a project to work on together  but none have been quite right for the way I make pictures.  Then one day she handed me the manuscript for Oh, No! I knew it was for me.  The jungle setting, a big cat, lots of rumbling and jumbling, goofy animals, and a cheeky ending that leaves the reader laughing and satisfied.  As often happens, after the initial excitement I realized that I had to make a book where most of the action takes place in a hole.  A deep,dark, hole.  So I went to work and came to realize something I should have already known: the hole is the setting but the expressions, action and gestures of the animals are the story. Reader’s would look first to the animals and if I got those right the book would be right as well.


School Library Journal
* starred review *
“Fleming’s bouncing rhymes and repeated lines…entice readers into an enjoyable delivery complete with snarled sound effects and onomatopoeic exclamations.”

Publishers Weekly, July 9, 2012
* starred review *
“It’s a book with the feel of an older classic—and it may well become one.”

Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2012
* starred review *

“With text that begs to be read aloud and sumptuous illustrations made by a master printmaker, this picture book reads like an instant classic . . . Oh, yes! This is a terrific new picture book.”

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