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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Author: Mora, Oge

Brand: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Picture Book


Number Of Pages: 40

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date: 02-10-2018

Details: Product Description In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community. Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself? Debut author-illustrator Oge Mora brings to life a heartwarming story of sharing and community in colorful cut-paper designs as luscious as Omu's stew, with an extra serving of love. An author's note explains that "Omu" (pronounced AH-moo) means "queen" in the Igbo language of her parents, but growing up, she used it to mean "Grandma." This book was inspired by the strong female role models in Oge Mora's life. Review A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator AwardAn ALA Children's Notables List Selection 2019 CCBC Choices 2019A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2018 A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of 2018A Publishers' Weekly Best Book of 2018A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of 2018A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Staff PickA Chicago Public Library Best Book of 20182019 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award FinalistJumpstart Read for the Record Selection 2019 [*] "A memorable tale of community and the unexpected rewards of sharing."― School Library Journal, starred review [*] "A lovely story of giving and community founded in Nigerian culture. Delectable." ― Kirkus Reviews, starred review [*] "Mora [is] a major new talent.... Rhythmic, refrainlike...this sweet story of inclusivity, gratitude, and delicious fellowship is also a feast for the eyes." ― Publishers Weekly, starred review "A great choice...for introducing the concept of sharing."― Booklist "A joyous homage... Mora's art casually yet vividly reminds readers of the diversity we encounter all around us, presenting her characters in all hues while acknowledging multiple languages in various cut-outs throughout."― Shelf Awareness "[The illustrations] will have toddlers reaching out to grab them."― The New York Times Book Review " use any time sharing is the theme." ― The Horn Book "All at once fresh and like a classic folktale."― The Washington Post About the Author Oge Mora graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. When not painting in her studio, Oge is in the kitchen cooking her late grandmother's recipes. Her first picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice, and a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and invites you to visit her website at

EAN: 9780316431248

Package Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches

Languages: English