Author: Jordan Troutt & Sarah Preston
Illustrator: Sarah Preston
Publisher: Magpie Books
Format: Hard Cover, 16 pages
Release Date: April 15, 2011
Oscar wants milk but his bowl is empty. In order to get some he must travel to outer space and visit the cats on the moon. In anapestic rhyming couplets, the narrative is fun, lively, and easy enough for young children to follow along. Filled with curiosity and a sense of adventure, children will love the illustrations of Oscar and his playful friends who help him on his way.
Oscar by Jordan Troutt and Sarah Preston was an absolute delight! I really enjoyed reading this book. I like that it rhymed and it had a really nice easy flow. The illustrations were fabulous. Big full page pictures with deep bold colors sure to catch any child’s attention and imagination. The quality of the book was definitely top notch. I guess I was felt like I was finally reading a book that was worth the asking price. There are no morals or lessons to be learned within the story but that was fine. Simply put it was a delightful romp and plain old fun. I have absolutely no complaints.
My son was so excited to see this book. He instantly took it and started flipping through the pages. It killed him that he had to wait until nap time to read it. He thought the pictures were great and there is one particular part that involves burping that had him laughing out loud. Today he actually took the book off the shelf and started reading it to his little sister telling her what a good book it was. It was so cute.
I would recommend Oscar for ages 3+ and both me and my son give it 5 GIANT stars.
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