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"This picture book reads like an instant classic.... Oh, yes!" raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

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 Eri
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Schwartz & Wade
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Wendy Darling
This is definitely a picture book more suited for very young children, as the story is very simple and the language is sing-songy, with many repetitive phrases and rhymes and very few surprises. I think it'd be a nice book to read aloud for story time, complete with prompts for high-pitched sound effects by a valiant adult, though I'm not sure it's one that is destined to become a perennial favorite.

I very much like the illustrations, however, particularly the sly tiger and the grumbly bear. A
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Melissa
Absolutely can not look through this book without wanting to read it out loud. Compelling rhythm and rhyme patterns that are not too slavishly kept, which keeps the text feeling organic with a rich oral quality. Rich vocabulary too, the less-familiar animals; the juicy sounds; varied word choices (sniffled, whopping, grumbled, groaned, slunk) that aren't too much of a stretch for a younger listening audience. And the way the last verse almost exactly echoes the first one...nice touch that helps ...more
Jim Erekson
Rohmann has tried a new palette, and his woodcut-style outlines really work with this content. This book has great rhythm, and poetic usage that makes it a great read-aloud choice. The rhythm reminds me of other great books that forego rhyme, but have a distinct cadence (Owl Babies by Waddell & Benson comes to mind). The repeated chorus also reminded me of Charlotte Pomerantz & James Marshall's Piggy in the Puddle (even though this one rhymes). The prosody choices for reading the two-wor ...more
Kacy Sutton
“Oh, No!” is about a little frog that falls into a huge hole. The hole happens to be right by where a tiger is sleeping. The frog is too little to jump out, so he calls for help. Different animals come along and try to help, but they end up falling in too. The tiger wakes up and looks down the hole. Instead of tiger seeing an opportunity to help the trapped animals out, he sees a nice, easy-to-catch meal. He leaps in, hoping to get some dinner, but elephant comes along in the nick of time to sav ...more
Rilee
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Oh, No!” is a story about a group of animals who get themselves into a very sticky situation. As they try to get out, the problem only gets worse. A prowling tiger heightens their anxiety. The illustrations in this book are colorful and the characters’ emotions show clearly on their faces. This book is a suspenseful page turner with a cliff hanger ending and is excellent for children of many reading levels.

This would be a great book for a research project lesson. Children will choose an animal
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Alexandria
A tiger is hungry and looking for a tasty treat. First he chases a frog into a deep hole, “Oh, No!” he exclaims. How is he to get out? Animal after animal attempts to help, but one after another they follow behind, joining the previous into the deep, deep hole. Meanwhile, Tiger lurks in jungle waiting to make his move and devour them all! In the end, he himself winds up in the hole while the others get rescued by an elephant.

This is a cute story that young readers will love! It teaches the impo
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Jessica
I had looked forward to Oh, No! for quite some time, ever since I had read tons of positive and starred reviews on it. I definitely think I'm in the minority on this, but I thought it was just ok. I really did enjoy Caldecott-winner Eric Rohmann's illustrations--they were simple yet vibrant. But the text left me wanting. It's very repetitive, and not in a good way. There's definitely a place for repetition in picture books; it helps children to learn words and phrases. But the phrases repeated a ...more
Barbara
One by one, several animals end up in a hole so deep that they cannot get out without help. A frog, a mouse, a loris, a sun bear, and a monkey all try and fail to get out of that hole. In the end, an elephant saves the day, rescuing them all from the hungry tiger who has been lurking nearby. Young readers will love the wonderful animal sounds used throughout the book. For instance, the tiger licks his teeth with a "slop-slurp! Slop-slurp!" (unpaged). Anyone reading this one aloud will also enjoy ...more
Alli
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, No, wrote by Candace Fleming I feel is a very good candidate for the 2013 Caldecott-winner. This vibrant book would be delightful for all young children. The repetitive tone and also the amazing artwork within the book will draw children’s attention. This would be an astonishing read aloud for a younger classroom! I really enjoyed how Fleming put sounds of each animal intertwined into the book, I feel as if children would find it funny and entertaining to hear there teach talk in such funny ...more
paula
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
KINDERGARTEN THEATER AHOY!

And the only problem with watching adorable children pretend to be a mouse and a sun bear and a slow loris and pretend to fall down a hole and then all call out "Oh no!" would be... not getting to see the excellent Eric Rohmann illustrations. These are illustrations executed in a greeny earthtone palette, dappled with filtered sunlight and stroked with brushy highlights.

I like Eric Rohmann as much as the next sentient mammal (which is to say a lot), but this is his bes
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I have always been a storyteller. Even before I could write my name, I could tell a good tale. And I told them all the time. As a preschooler, I told my neighbors all about my three-legged cat named Spot. In kindergarten, I told my classmates about the ghost that lived in my attic. And in first grade I told my teacher, Miss Harbart, all about my family's trip to Paris, France.

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