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Oh my, oh no!
Charrier, Lisa., author.
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Uniform Title:
Olala! English
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : RP Kids, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
[Originally published: Begnins, Switzerland : Editions Limonade, 2011 under the title, Olala!]
Reading Level:
AD 270 Lexile.
Format :


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I like to be just like Mommy. When I go to drink her coffee, she says,

Oh My, Oh No! Coffee is yucky!

And when I surprise her with a cake, she says,

Oh My, Oh No! There's flour all over the kitchen!

Mommy and I don't always see eye to eye. But when I go to hug her and she smiles, I know that Mommy loves me. And that's the most important thing of all.

Author Notes

Lisa Charrier has many passions, including writing for children. Oh My, Oh No ! was inspired by her and her son's relationship. She is also the author of the picture book Santa Claus Saves the Planet . Lisa lives in Saône, France.

Agnès Domergue is a professional violinist, with a split passion for children's literature. Her previous illustrated books include Gibberish and Chaballo and Mee , and her authored picture books include The Symphony of Colors and The Notes of Monsieur Croche . Agnès lives in Paris, France.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-The little girl in this sweet story tries to be just like her mother, from drinking coffee to wearing makeup. She also wants to be helpful and considerate, attempting to mop the floor and create artwork on the walls to make her mother smile, but her efforts only lead to the woman's exasperation and frustration ("'Oh my, oh no! What are you doing? There's water everywhere!'"). The child's sunny perspective is not dampened by constant chastisement, and she is precocious enough to acknowledge that mommies can just be "strange" and "can't understand everything." ("Can't she see?/I want to help her./Sometimes Monmy doesn't understand anything." In spite of the ongoing disasters, the story ends with the mother reaching out to her daughter with a "smile" in her eye and the child knowing that her mother will always love her. The pastel illustrations capture the simplicity and innocence of childhood, and readers will enjoy following the orange and yellow kitty as she shares the little girl's daily adventures. An enjoyable story for parents and children to share.-Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, Hillsborough, CA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.