Waiting On Wednesday 8

It’s been a long time since we’ve done one of these! “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This event spotlights upcoming releases that readers are anticipating. We’re joining in on the fun to share an upcoming book we’re all excited about!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-hold-and-read” selection is:

OokoOoko
Esmé Shapiro
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 3-7
ISBN 978-1-10191-844-9
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.

What others are saying:

“Playful, joyous, and hip.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Stories about wanting a friend abound, but newcomer Shapiro’s unfolds in a gloriously distinctive world. Ooko, an orange fox shaped a bit like a beanbag, lives in a forest full of prehistoric-looking foliage and anemone-tentacled flowers.” – Publishers Weekly

“Beautifully illustrated, sweet and funny, it will be my Debbie forever.” – The Little Book Collector

“As Ooko tries to change for the sake of finding a friend, she learns the best kind of playmate is one who loves you for you.” – Help! We’ve Got Kids

“A charming and funny story about being true to yourself.” – JLibrary

What are you “waiting on?” Want to participate? Grab the logo from Breaking the Spine, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section on Jill’s blog or on her Linky!

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2 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday 8

  1. I had the chance to read this one via Netgalley and LOVED it! I can’t wait to add the hardcover to my collection and share with all the kids in my life. It’s so adorable and fun, and gorgeous! 🙂

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