Ollie & Moon: Fuhgeddaboudit!

Ollie & Moon: Fuhgeddaboudit!

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by Diane Kredensor
     
 

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Moon loves to make her best friend, Ollie, laugh. On this particular day, however, her favorite gags aren't doing the trick! The two make a bet on whether or not Moon's crazy antics will be enough to bring back Ollie's usual ha ha's, hee hee's, and ho ho's. Silliness ensues in the form of a playful day in New York City involving wacky dancing,

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Moon loves to make her best friend, Ollie, laugh. On this particular day, however, her favorite gags aren't doing the trick! The two make a bet on whether or not Moon's crazy antics will be enough to bring back Ollie's usual ha ha's, hee hee's, and ho ho's. Silliness ensues in the form of a playful day in New York City involving wacky dancing, funny lips sounds, and even a troupe of chicken mimes! Photographic backdrops set the scene for this wonderfully absurd adventure. Will Moon make Ollie laugh before the last page? Fuhgeddaboudit! One thing is for sure—delighted readers will be giggling every step of the way!

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School Library Journal, May 2012:
"Kids who know the city will take pride in recognizing the landmarks, yet unfamiliarity with it doesn’t detract from the story. Bright cartoon drawings superimposed on the photographs bring to mind the style in Mo Willems’s Knuffle Bunny. A must-have for most libraries but especially those in New York and surrounding areas."
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Ollie and Moon, the best friends cartoon cats who last took us on a tour of Paris, now explore New York City. Moon bets Ollie that she can make him laugh, and they are off. Moon tries putting hot dogs in her ears in Chinatown. She dances a silly dance to the music in the subway. She attacks the lion statue in front of the public library. They take a cab to Central Park, where Moon takes silly photos. But even mimes don't make Ollie laugh. As Moon prepares to give up, however, a pigeon flying over her poops, first on her head and then on Ollie's. They both laugh until they cry. "You win!" says Ollie. Clear color photographs are combined with the cartoon characters, providing views of the tourist sites along with the comic adventures. The glimpses of New York are only teasers, but the cats offer humor to spare. Don't bypass the end pages. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—After frolicking through Paris in Ollie & Moon (Random, 2011), these feline friends are back for another adventure—this time in New York City. Not long into the day, Moon realizes something is not quite right. Her best friend is not his usual self because nothing she does seems to make him laugh. The cats make a bet that Moon will be able to make him laugh, and the comedy ensues. Several attempts produce a grin at most from Ollie, even though readers will laugh out loud as Moon performs hot-dog tricks, shows off her less-than-stellar dance moves, and joins a troupe of street mimes. It is not until something out of their control happens that they both, and readers, start rolling with laughter. The Big Apple is never mentioned specifically, but readers are taken on a photographic tour of its familiar sights, including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Chinatown, the New York Public Library, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Kids who know the city will take pride in recognizing the landmarks, yet unfamiliarity with it doesn't detract from the story. Bright cartoon drawings superimposed on the photographs bring to mind the style in Mo Willems's Knuffle Bunny (Hyperion, 2004). A must-have for most libraries but especially those in New York and surrounding areas—Karinn Figdore, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
Kirkus Reviews
Feline best friends Ollie and Moon take a whirlwind tour of New York City. During their adventures in Paris (Ollie & Moon, 2011), Ollie provided Moon with delightful surprises. Now Moon is determined to make Ollie laugh as they wander uptown, downtown and crosstown. She tries food jokes, dance moves, silly snapshots and cavorting with a troupe of mimes, but she wins only an occasional smile. In the manner of Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny books, Meskin's colorful photos of the Staten Island Ferry, the subway, the Library Lions, Central Park and other iconic city sights and settings form the backdrop for Kredensor's goofy cartoon characters. Ollie and Moon have square heads and enormous eyes and are decidedly uncatlike. As they move through the city, they are surrounded by a cast of outlandish creatures. A snail cab driver utters the poetic "Fuhgeddaboudit." A trio of mouse musicians plays on the subway platform as a giraffe listens to a boom box on the train. Observant readers will find even more madcap extras, such as skating penguins, a beaver with a backpack and an announcement for an exhibit about cheese through the ages. It all concludes with a gross-out event that finds Moon and Ollie--and probably readers--giggling. A fun-filled romp around the Big Apple for children and adults to enjoy together. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375970146
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

DIANE KREDENSOR's grown-up years have been spent pursuing a successful career in animation. She still hasn't grown up all the way, for which she's proud. Diane is an Emmy Award-winning artist for her work on Pinky and the Brain, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and WordWorld, to name a few. This is her second children's book with Random House. Diane happily lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner, their son, and two cats who bear a passing resemblance to Ollie and Moon. Visit Diane at DianeKredensor.com.

MIKE MESKIN is a Mac wizard who happens to shoot lovely photographs in his spare time. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

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