Oh No, Ono!

Oh No, Ono!

by Hans de Beer
     
 

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From the creator of the beloved Little Polar Bear books comes another irresistible animal hero—Ono, a beguiling and boisterous piglet. Youngsters can follow Ono's adventures in ten short, simple episodes, illustrated in comic-strip style. Full color.

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From the creator of the beloved Little Polar Bear books comes another irresistible animal hero—Ono, a beguiling and boisterous piglet. Youngsters can follow Ono's adventures in ten short, simple episodes, illustrated in comic-strip style. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly
Dutch author de Beer (the Little Polar Bear series) introduces a winningly playful and more than occasionally hapless pink porker. "Ono was a very curious piglet," the story begins, and a small, framed watercolor showing Ono quizzically nudging a hedgehog sets the mood for the next 10 spreads. De Beer devotes each of the right-hand pages to a briskly related incident, while the left-hand pages translate the event into wordless comics-style panels. "It was raining so Ono was trapped inside the barn. He was bored," begins one typical sketch. Interfering with the resident cat's yarn play seems ill-advised, but Ono barges ahead with gusto. As in all the spreads, the pig's impulsiveness leads to a hilarious dilemma he gets "all tangled up" prompting de Beer to declare his refrain, "Oh no, Ono!" A spot illustration below the text sums up the outcome: Ono and the cat end up tied back-to-back. De Beer makes no attempt to link one vignette to another, or to teach Ono a lesson (although he does apologize to a squirrel he has wronged). The result is a book that's bracing, silly and because it can be enjoyed in single-spread bites a good choice for wiggle worms just like the hero. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Curious little Ono the piglet is constantly searching for adventure. His brothers and sisters enjoy a nap or a wallow in the mud, but not Ono. He spends the day getting into one pickle after another. First, he chases a rabbit into a burrow. "Oh No, Ono," the silly little piglet gets stuck. Next, the piglet becomes "Super Duckie" as he cannonballs into the pond. Oh no, Ono! The ducklings fly into the air. One disaster after another follows Ono as he explores the farm. Cartoon-like picture strips follow each encounter in hilarious step-by-step detail. Children are sure to be enthralled by the delightful and heartwarming little pig. Known for his "Little Polar Bear" series, the author has surely created another successful storybook character. 2004, North-South Books, Ages 4 to 7.
—Laura Hummel
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A curious piglet races around the barnyard finding mischief in this cozy tale. Each spread presents a brief adventure about Ono: chasing a rabbit into its den and getting stuck, doing a cannonball into the pond and splashing the ducklings into the air, saving a hen's egg from a hungry fox, and inadvertently tipping a haystack onto a cow. His escapades are inevitably greeted by the repeated refrain, "Oh no, Ono." Each episode ends with a wry comment about the lesson he has learned or the friends he has made. Small panels show the action on the left-hand side, while the narrative appears on the facing page. The marriage of the art and text is integral to the book's success; the full-color illustrations complete the action that the words merely hint at. Youngsters will delight in this saucy pig's irrepressible enthusiasm for new experiences and the benign regard or testy reactions of the animals he encounters. While the pictures are too small for groups, they are perfect for one-on-one sharing and independent readers.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735819375
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.72(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author


Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success. They have been published in 18

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