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4.23  ·  Rating details ·  1,463 ratings  ·  487 reviews
The tale of an axolotl who cheers on his underwater friends as they each bring their talents to the pond's sports fair! 

Dewdrop is an easygoing, gentle axolotl who enjoys naps, worm pie, and cheerleading. When the yearly sports fair nears, he and his friends—Mia the weightlifting turtle, Newman the musical newt, and three minnows who love to cook—get ready to showcase thei
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 7th 2020 by Oni Press
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was absolutely precious. Katie O'Neill's adorable art style lends so well to children's fiction and my heart is soaring. So cute!!! ...more
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To be totally fair, it’s not *exactly* a five star for me. But only because I wanted more details and a bit more story out of it. But it’s important to note that this was made for little kids and keeping that in Mind it is one hundred percent perfect for them! Very sweet and simple while still keeping true to O’Neill’s style!
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, 2019
“The only person I need to compete with is myself and try to do better than I did yesterday.”

✧・゚: *✧・゚:* 5 s t a r s *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Katie O'Neill is my favourite graphic novel author and illustrator of all time, so when I heard she was coming out with a children's picture book, I was so excited! This story follows an axolotl and her friends as they prepare for and compete in their pond's very own sports fair. All of Dewdrop's friends are struggling with feelings of doubt and insecurity, but Dewdr
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I love this book so much! I adore everything Katie O'Neill has ever written and this was no exception. I've been so excited for her to release a new picture book and I have a feeling that the cute art, bright colors, and sweet story will be really popular with kids (plus animal main characters are always A++). This was seriously just so precious and I need a copy for my shelves as soon as it comes out just to join my beloved Katie O'Neill collection!

Thank you so much to the publisher for provid
oh my gosh this was absolutely adorable and wholesome! it's completely what you need to read if you're feeling a bit low; if you need a little reminder that giving your personal best is all you can do, that comparing yourself to other people will bring nothing. it's just such a pure story. even just the art style makes this story worth the read. ...more
Rod Brown
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Annual Goodreads Choice Awards reading project: Read all the Picture Book nominees! (11 of 20)

Dewdrop the axolotl, an amphibious salamander known as the Mexican walking fish, is excited about the pond's sports fair. He plans to be a cheerleader at the event, but ends up doing his most important cheers beforehand as his friends all have doubts about whether or how they should participate.

I usually like Katie O'Neill's work, but this one is written down to the youngest crowd and was just too sacch
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

Aww this was adorable! It's a children's book about a sports fair where everyone does what they do best, whether it's competing, writing a song, cheerleading or making food for the animals who go to the fair.

As we all do, the characters get a bit discouraged in the process, wondering if they're good enough, but Dewdrop's encouragement helps them find the confidence in t
Umut Rados
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute children's graphic novel with Katie O'Neill's usual very nice illustrations. It focuses on being your own best rather than comparing yourself with others and helping others.
I think it's a very good children's book to be gifted to a child.
Thanks so much to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I know this is a children book, but at this point I would read literally anything that Katie O'Neill writes/draws. I just love her stories and her drawing style so much, they are always so cute!
This story has a lovely axolotl as the main character and it was all so sweet! It talks about how sometimes people can feel self-doubt and how the help of friends can help to overcome it, it's such a good
Dave Schaafsma
Each year my family reads all the Goodreads-award-nominated picture books. Dewdrop, written and illustrated by Katie O’Neill of The Tea Dragon Society fame, is book #16 (of 20) of 2020. It’s a book for a somewhat younger crowd. Dewdrop is an axolotl (look it up! Don’t depend on me for your knowledge all the time!) who at the time of the Sports Fair takes the role of encouraging her friends (all different creatures) to do their best, compete only with themselves, please yourself, not others. Dewd ...more
Dewdrop is such a sweet story which encourages you to never give up and it doesn't matter what others can do or think, it's what makes you happy. Compete with yourself for personal growth, don't compare yourself to others.

It also teaches you to help others, not so they can be what they are not so they can see the potential they already have. It's important to cheer your friends on.

Love the artwork and the message.
Rachel (Kalanadi)
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a little story for young readers, about doing your personal best. Very sweet, beautiful artwork, and Dewdrop the axolotl is so flippin' cute! ...more
Julia Sapphire
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
this was sooo adorable!!
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
a beautiful book with important lessons about being kind to yourself. my heart is so full.
Rebecca Reviews
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Katie O’Neill’s Dewdrop is a lovely picture book with adorable artwork and a simple but eternally applicable message.

It’s almost time for the pond’s yearly Sports Fair! Easy-going axolotl Dewdrop is working on his cheerleading routine while Newman the newt is preparing a song, Mia the turtle is entering the pebble-throwing contest and the three minnows will be taking care of the food. However, as the Sports Fair draws closer, Dewdrop’s friends begin to doubt themselves. It’s up to cheerleader D
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dewdrop is Katie O'Neill's middle grade little graphic novel about an axolotl and their friends who prepare for a sport festival. It is amazing how Katie O'Neill manages to have such important themes is such a small amount of pages. Even as an adult, it was still nice to be reminded that you don't have to be the best one there is,you just have to be better than you were before and the only person you should compete with is yourself. And of course the cute and colorful art style made this book ev ...more
La Coccinelle
This little graphic novel about an axolotl is pretty cute. Dewdrop and his friends are excited for the sports fair. But as each gets ready to play their part--whether that's weightlifting, singing, or cooking--they experience doubts about their skills. It isn't until Dewdrop reminds them of what's really important that they find the courage to just do their best.

The story is very simple, and the book reads as though it's for very young children. Which is fine! Little kids will probably love the
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dewdrop is an adorably illustrated story about doing your best and encouraging others to do theirs, as well. The bright pictures and simple story will help even the youngest readers remain engaged.

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Tara Strosnider
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author, Netgalley, and oni press for sending me a ARC of this book

Dewdrop is an easygoing, gentle axolotl who enjoys naps, worm pie, and cheerleading. When the yearly sports fair nears, he and his friends—Mia the weightlifting turtle, Newman the musical newt, and three minnows who love to cook—get ready to showcase their skills to the whole pond! However, as the day of the fair gets closer, Dewdrop's friends can't help putting pressure on themselves to be the best. It's up to D
Dewdrop the axolotl is relentlessly positive and helps his friends when they’re feeling disheartened.
The artwork’s cute, and I needed the bright colours and positivity.
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cute and marvelously illustrated book about being kind to others, doing your best and while going it also inspired others to do so. Beautiful, fun and inspiring. Very light and lightfull in every way, but a good one!
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4 / 5
in conclusion i love axolotls
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Dewdrop is an adorable little axolotl living in the pond and having so many good friends! Soon, the pond’s sports fair is going to take place and Dewdrop is preparing his cheer leading routine as his task for the fair. But he is not the only one participating in the sports fair. His friends are as well. Mia is the weightlifting turtle, Newman is the musical newt and three minnows who love to cook and will provide for the fair.

Everyone is excited to be part of the fair and s
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 - 4.25" out of 5 stars. ...more
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, Katie O'Neill has one of the cutest art styles I've ever seen. This has precious tiny animals, sweet friendships, and encouraging lessons. Dewdrop is a perfect little children's story! ...more
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has been sent to me to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

What a beautiful, heart warming and heart melting story this is! My daughter adores Dewdrop and I've fallen in love with her precious selfless little heart too.

Dewdrop and her friends can't wait for sports day, but as it approaches, Dewdrops friends start doubting themselves and fearing what they do isn't good enough. Dewdrop takes time to visit each friend to help and support them and make th
"The only person I need to compete with is myself, and try to do better than I did yesterday."

Katie O'Neill's art work is phenomenal as always. This graphic novel is intended for a significantly younger audience than her other ones, but it's still very much enjoyable for older readers as well. It's about the power of friendship, being supportive of other people, and believing in yourself, which is a wonderful and necessary message for every age group. This definitely cheered me up.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

All in all, this was such a gorgeous and fun book to read and I would highly recommend it to all. I am sure kids, and adults, will love it.

Review to come in March 2020.
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4/5 stars!

ARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

This is exactly what I need on a day where I am feeling down. I never expect anything but gold when it comes to Katie O'Neill. The art, the story, the little worlds she creates. Dewdrop is just such an adorable story of friendship, doing what you love, and not letting yourself get too down. Can't wait to have a physical copy!
A cute children's comic book/picture book about doing your best, and not comparing yourself to others. Short, simple, and sweet. ...more
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Kay O'Neill is an illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. They are the author of Princess Princess Ever After, The Tea Dragon Society, Aquicorn Cove, and more. They mostly make gentle fantasy stories for younger readers, and are very interested in tea, creatures, things that grow, and the magic of everyday life.

On an Instagram post 17th December 2020 the author shared that they use they

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