Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oskar Loves by Britta Teckentrup

Oskar Loves...
by Britta Teckentrup
Published Sept. 25, 2016
Prestel Publishing
32 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Bestselling children s author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup is back with Oskar, an engaging new character who loves everything! Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book's simple, boldly colored, and beautiful illustrations, children are invited into Oskar s world and in turn to explore the wonders of the world around them. As she has done in her previous books, such as "Grumpy Cat" and "Before I Wake Up ," Britta Teckentrup combines evocative art with a storyline that will appeal to children and those who read to them. Asking, What do you love? "Oskar Loves " invites all of us to take a moment to appreciate the world we inhabit."

My Thoughts
Oscar Loves is perfect in its simplicity. With repeating lines of "Oskar loves..." the reader is brought into Oskar's life. Oskar loves things like the ocean, autumn leaves, cherries, books and pictures. The book ends asking the reader, "What do you love?".  What a lovely question with so many possibilities. It could lead to lots of sharing or possibly creating a class book of things the kids love. 

The illustrations include one or more images of the adorable Oskar on each page. The backgrounds on each page are different. Many are single colors and a few are layered with various colors and textures. 
Image from: http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/products/oskar-loves

I would recommend Oskar Loves for children ages 2-5.

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