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Oh, No!
     

Oh, No!

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by Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
 

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
A tiger stalks hungrily around the title on the jacket and through the bamboo forest on the front end pages toward a frog; it leaps out on the title page after the frog. The text, filled with amusing word play, repetition, and rhyme, begins when Frog falls "into a deep, deep hole. Ribbit-oops! Ribbit-oops!" Tiger watches. The hole is so deep that Frog can't get out. "Oh, no!" he says from the bottom. Mouse tries to reach down, but falls in as well, with two more of the "Oh, no!" cries. And the cries multiply as first Loris, then Sun Bear, and then Monkey, each in their own way tries to help but falls in. Tiger slinks over to them, licking his teeth at the feast to come, when with three "BA-BOOM!" rumbles, Elephant comes to the rescue, leaving Tiger in the hole. Only his paws are seen emerging on the back end pages. Strong relief prints using the reduction method produce the jungle greens and bamboo verticals plus the anxious animals; large pages have room for the relatively few large print words of text. The naturalistic animals play their dramatic roles with gusto. The paper jacket is designed so that the flaps integrate with the story's beginning and end on the end pages. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Rohmann's relief prints bring an exuberant humor to Fleming's rhythmic read-aloud. When an elastic-looking frog falls into a deep hole ("Ribbit-oops!"), a timid mouse, lugubrious loris, resourceful sun bear, and jaunty monkey all tumble down after him during unsuccessful rescue attempts. Fleming's bouncing rhymes and repeated lines-set in comfortably large, rounded text-entice readers into an enjoyable delivery complete with snarled sound effects and onomatopoeic exclamations. The repetitive "Oh, no!" allows listeners to join in with the engaging text as the animals face a lurking tiger eager to snack on the helpless group. Rohmann knows to leave swathes of open space in his full-spread illustrations, focusing attention on his expressive, energetic animals in their vibrant safari palette of bright browns, tans, and greens. In a satisfying conclusion, the refrain returns as the tiger, now stuck in the hole, asks the released animals if they will help him clamber out. Oh, no!—Robbin E. Friedman, Chappaqua Library, NY
The New York Times
What a match!…Lots of rhythmic repetition makes this a winner for 3- and 4-year-olds. They'll also enjoy Rohmann's lush woodblock prints and beat-by-beat panels…[his] beasts are gorgeously expressive.
—Pamela Paul
From the Publisher
School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012

Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012

Starred Review, School Library Journal, August 1, 2012:
“Fleming’s bouncing rhymes and repeated lines…entice readers into an enjoyable delivery complete with snarled sound effects and onomatopoeic exclamations.”

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

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2012:
“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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375945571
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012

Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012

Starred Review, School Library Journal, August 1, 2012:
“Fleming’s bouncing rhymes and repeated lines…entice readers into an enjoyable delivery complete with snarled sound effects and onomatopoeic exclamations.”

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

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2012:
“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.”

Meet the Author

CANDACE FLEMING's most recent picture books include Clever Jack Takes the Cake and Imogene's Last Stand, and she is also the author of the nonfiction titles The Great and Only Barnum; The Lincolns, and Amelia Lost. 

ERIC ROHMANN is a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker. His books for children include Time Flies, recipient of a Caldecott Honor Award.

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Oh, No! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
dottieg54 More than 1 year ago
Bad feeling in the end when the tiger is left in the hole
Lameguy99 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a really good book.  This book does talk about how one animal would not help the other animals out of the hole.  This book shows how the different characters of the book as for help but one animal keeps on saying no.  These books shows how character.  This books shows children the role of a "bad guy" and how they treat other people.  It also shows how students should really treat people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sexy