Fall '12 Kids List
“The cover of this book alone is worth the price. Rohmann's stunning wood-block style prints are a perfect complement to this great read-aloud tale. Rhythmic prose tells of the chain of events as one by one the animals fall into a jungle pit with the lurking threat of tigers nearby. Children will love the humor and tension and the repeated chorus of 'Oh, No!' as the story comes to a fitting end.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
"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 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.
About 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.
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.”