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Ogre Eats Everything
     

Ogre Eats Everything

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by Bethany Roberts, Marsha Winborn (Illustrator), Ettore Biocca (Editor)
 

"A spunky heroine, buoyant text, and irresistible illustrations make this easy reader a real winner," School Library Journal said of the first book about May Belle and her good friend Ogre. Now they are back, and they are still best friends. But there is just one problem-Ogre eats everything! What do you do with a friend who eats your food, your

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"A spunky heroine, buoyant text, and irresistible illustrations make this easy reader a real winner," School Library Journal said of the first book about May Belle and her good friend Ogre. Now they are back, and they are still best friends. But there is just one problem-Ogre eats everything! What do you do with a friend who eats your food, your flowers, the notes you write him, and even the pictures you paint? Beginning readers will delight in Ogre's antics and May Belle's clever sense of fun as she keeps her unruly friend in line.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-An easy reader that features the two delightful characters from May Belle and the Ogre (Dutton, 2003). In each of three vignettes, their personalities shine through: a patient, loving child is willing to put up with an ever-hungry, sometimes-bored, but always-lovable monster. Beginning readers will enjoy sharing this book aloud as there are many opportunities for using expression (e.g., when bees chase Ogre, or when May Belle tries to stop him from eating her precious tulips). They will also be amused when he learns to read. Winborn's vivacious color cartoon illustrations portray Ogre as a hairy, but not scary, beast and May Belle as a happy, steadfast girl.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In this second entry in the May Belle and Ogre easy reader series, May Belle continues to try to civilize her friend, a furry beast without much sense of how the world works. In three short chapters, May Belle teaches Ogre how to work on a garden together, how to read a few words and how to find outdoor activities when Ogre is bored. The middle section, "J-A-M for Two," is particularly well written as it describes Ogre learning to read in a hilarious (but also touching) way. Ogre is continuously funny as he tries to eat everything in sight, restrained by May Belle's patient guidance. There are some repeated silly refrains of "doo-wacka-doo," nonsense words that stick out like Ogre's spiky gray fur, but overall the text sports a droll sense of humor rarely found in easy readers. Winborn's amusing paintings add to the humorous mix with matching furry eyebrows for both monster and little girl. (Easy reader. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525472919
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Bethany Roberts is a writer with more than a dozen picture books to her credit, including Valentine Mice! and Thanksgiving Mice!.  She lives in Hamden, Connecticut. 

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