Moving to Big City is certainly an adventure for Oswald the Octopus. When he and his pet hot dog, Weenie, arrive at their new apartment, they realize they need some help moving Oswald's treasured piano. It's very heavy. But Oswald doesn't know anyone in Big City. Who will help him?
One by one, Oswald's friendly neighbors offer to help. Soon Oswald and Weenie meet Henry the Penguin, Johnny Snowman, the Egg Twins, and many other charming characters. And before they know it they've made lots of new friends.
Written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino, a distinguished artist, this cheerful picture book will surely win over many new friends for Oswald and the folks of Big City.
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Dan Yaccarino has written and illustrated many books for children, including the uproarious fable Deep in the Jungle. He is the creator of Oswald, the preschool series on Nick Jr.® His work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, ad campaigns, and animated television commercials. His large-scale paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New York City, Tokyo, and Rome.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Oswald and his pet hot dog, Weenie, make the big move to the city. The octopus is nervous about making new friends but Weenie is confident that they'll do just fine, which turns out to be true. The precipitating factor in meeting a whole slew of city folks is the runaway piano that Oswald and Weenie are trying to move up the stairs of their new home. Before they know it, a penguin, a daisy, a snowman, and others are lending a hand. Each helper utters a unique exclamation, and soon there is a chorus of "'Umph, umph,' said Oswald. 'Bark! Bark!' said Weenie. 'Hoo-wee,' said Daisy," and so on. Preschoolers can join in on the refrain especially since the story is lengthy. The computer-generated artwork is postmodern 1950s. As in Yaccarino's An Octopus Followed Me Home (Viking, 1997), the text and deep pastel images float upon crisp white backgrounds. The city skyline is actually made from common objects such as a fishbowl and a rocket in clever disguise. If your patrons are fans of the Nick Jr. preschool program, Oswald the Octopus, this is a necessary purchase. Otherwise, other books on relocating and making friends such as Judith Viorst's Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move (Atheneum, 1995), Robin Ballard's Good-bye, House (Greenwillow, 1994), or David McPhail's A Girl, a Goat and a Goose (Scholastic, 2000) are more accessible to most preschoolers.
Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA
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Book Description Atheneum, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX068984252X
Book Description Atheneum, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11068984252X