Omar on Ice by Maryann KovalskiOmar on Ice by Maryann Kovalski

Omar on Ice

byMaryann KovalskiIllustratorMaryann Kovalski

Paperback | February 28, 1999

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Omar loves drawing pictures and wishes he could be as good at it as his classmate Elsie. But his teacher, Ms. Fudge, can never figure out what Omar's pictures are- no matter how hard she tries.

When the whole class goes ice skating, however, Omar's true talent emerges. He shows Elsie how he can glide and whirl and spin.

After all, it's easy when you don't worry and just have fun. And the whole class discovers with Omar that there is more than one way to draw pictures.

Maryann Kovalski, one of Canada's most beloved children's writers/illustrators, has received many honors, including the Governor General's Award shortlist, a CLA Notable, a Parent's Choice Illustrator's Honor, and two nominations for the Mr. Christie's Book Award. Born in the Bronx, Maryann was inspired by a recent move back to New Yor...
Title:Omar on IceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.16 inPublished:February 28, 1999Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550414070

ISBN - 13:9781550414073

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good reading for grade 1 My son's first chapter book. Thoroughly entertaining and amusing.
Date published: 1999-05-26

Editorial Reviews

"Omar is a small brown bear, instantly appealing as drawn by Maryann Kovalski -- and that's even before he begins to speak. He begins to speak in Ms. Fudge's art class. Ms. Fudge is the large brown bear wearing a dangling gold earring -- by these little details is Kovalski known and much admired." - Susan Perren, The Globe and Mail" . . . a charming story. Omar learns that, not only should he take joy in the things he does do well, he finds that he can even achieve his heart's desire if only he doesn't spend too much time worrying about it." - January Magazine