Oscar and Hoo

Oscar and Hoo

by Theo, Michael Dudok de Wit, Michael Dudok de Wit, Michael Dudok de Wit
     
 

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Oscar is a dreamer. His head is always in the clouds. And sometimes he forgets where he is… That’s just what happens when he goes on vacation—and loses his parents. Alone in the big, empty desert, he is afraid. The desert is too big and too lonely for a little boy like Oscar. All seems hopeless—until the most mysterious and extraordinary friend… See more details below

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Oscar is a dreamer. His head is always in the clouds. And sometimes he forgets where he is… That’s just what happens when he goes on vacation—and loses his parents. Alone in the big, empty desert, he is afraid. The desert is too big and too lonely for a little boy like Oscar. All seems hopeless—until the most mysterious and extraordinary friend appears, as if from nowhere. Theo has worked in children’s television in Europe for more than ten years; Michael Dudok de Wit is the creator of the Oscar–winning animated film, Father and Daughter.

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PreS-Gr 2-Oscar gazes out his window and gets lost in his dreams. As his parents prepare for the family's summer holiday, Mum tells him to get his "head out of the clouds." They fly to a desert and, in the midst of vacation chaos, Oscar is separated from his mother and father. He searches for them, and a little white cloud finds him; they cry together, as Hoo has lost its flock, too. Hoo helps Oscar look for his parents while the boy tells the cloud about his dreams. Reunited, the family goes home and the child returns to his window, where Hoo hovers outside, never far away from his best friend. The two go everywhere together, and Oscar laughs whenever he's told that he has his head in the clouds. The pen-and-ink and watercolor images are sometimes full page, sometimes spot cameos, and sometimes in sequenced cartoon frames. The black line is graceful, subtly conveying expression and movement, particularly in the scenes in which the world moves around daydreaming Oscar. However, some readers might be frightened by the boy's time spent alone in the desert and others might be concerned about Hoo, who never finds its flock. Despite the attractive art, this quirky import is an additional purchase for larger collections.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780007107933
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 7 Years

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