Ooko by Esme ShapiroOoko by Esme Shapiro


byEsme Shapiro

Hardcover | July 5, 2016

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Ooko has everything a fox could want: a stick, a leaf and a rock. Well, almost everything . . . Ooko wants someone to play with too! The foxes in town always seem to be playing with their two-legged friends, the Debbies. Maybe if he tries to look like the other foxes, one of the Debbies will play with him too. But when Ooko finally finds his very own Debbie, things don't turn out quite as he had expected!
     A quirky, funny, charmingly illustrated story about finding friendship and being true to yourself.
ESMÉ SHAPIRO grew up in Laurel Canyon, California and Ontario, Canada. Currently she and her dog, Chebini Brown, split their time between Brooklyn and New York’s Hudson Valley. A graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, Esmé is a past recipient of both the Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship and The SILA West 53 Gold Award-Phill...
Title:OokoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.6 × 9 × 0.43 inPublished:July 5, 2016Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101918446

ISBN - 13:9781101918449

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lesson This book was beautifully illustrated, well crafted, and has a great lesson for young kids. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You are the best You! Ooko the fox wants a friend so badly that she pretends to be one of the popular dog animals the humans love so much. However she soon discovers she much prefers her natural habitat and forest friends much better. Cute sketches bring Ookie to life as she reminds readers ages three to seven, that its always best to just be themselves.
Date published: 2016-08-07

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Ooko:"Playful, joyous and hip." --Kirkus Reviews"Shapiro is onto something here: a hard to define “Ooko-ness,” that is lovely, invigorating and pure." --Quill and Quire"There are some books that are almost not even worth reviewing, simply because their merits are too obvious that they’re primed to become a hit without any outside help .... this is one of those books . . . Shapiro’s sugar-spun world that exists on these pages is an idyllic and compassionate place, where life lessons are learned at a softly rolling pace." --Globe and Mail