Oscar: The Big Adventure of a Little Sock Monkey

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When Oscar's best friend, Susie Green, forgets to bring the key for her pet rabbit's cage to the pet show, he embarks on an adventure of epic proportions. Oscar learns to read a map, navigates a city, and defeats a bully -- all in a day's work for this intrepid little sock monkey!

Amy Schwartz and Leonard S. Marcus have crafted a sweet, funny story that proves that even little sock monkeys can accomplish big things.

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Amy Schwartz is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children, including Begin at the Beginning; Things I Learned in Second Grade; Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow feature; What James Likes Best, recipient of the 2004 Charlotte Zolotow Award; and a glorious day.



Amy Schwartz is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children, including Begin at the Beginning; Things I Learned in Second Grade; Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow feature; What James Likes Best, recipient of the 2004 Charlotte Zolotow Award; and a glorious day.



Leonard S. Marcus is a historian, biographer, and critic whose many books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; and Storied City. In addition, he has been Parenting magazine's children's book reviewer since 1987. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Amy Schwartz, and their son, Jacob.

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K-Gr. 3. Oscar is a very small sock monkey. He lives happily with his owner, Susie, in an apartment building in a big city, which New Yorkers will recognize as their own. When absent-minded Susie takes her rabbit to school for a pet show, Oscar discovers that she has forgotten the key to its cage. He locates the school on a map and takes the subway there. There are a few distractions along the way, some pleasant (he stumbles into a bag of cupcakes) and others less so (a bully stuffs him in his pocket), but the loyal monkey perseveres. Finally, he reaches the auditorium and drops the key directly into Susie's pocket. Schwartz's pictures are full of wonderful patterns--Susie's striped socks, the bully's camouflage jacket, the subway's tiled walls--and vividly evoke city life in all its color and variety. This charmer from a noted husband-and-wife team is sure to please any child who has counted on a toy for solace, while slipping in a lesson or two about planning, determination, and affection. GraceAnne DeCandido
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