Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Reviews of OSCAR

By Jordan Troutt and Sarah Preston
ISBN: 978-1-926794-09-9
9 x 10 Hardcover, 32 pages
Pub date: April 15th, 2012
$19.95 CDN

Oscar wants milk but his bowl is empty. In order to get some he must travel to outer space and visit the cats on the moon. In anapestic rhyming couplets, the narrative is fun, lively, and easy enough for young children to follow along. Filled with curiosity and a sense of adventure, children will love the illustrations of Oscar and his playful friends who help him on his way.


"The illustrations were fabulous. Big full page pictures with deep bold colors sure to catch any child’s attention and imagination. The quality of the book was definitely top notch. I guess I was felt like I was finally reading a book that was worth the asking price. There are no morals or lessons to be learned within the story but that was fine. Simply put it was a delightful romp" 
Cuzinlogic blog review

"From the lively text to the colorful and whimsical illustrations, it's a book youngsters will want to flip through again and again... Oscar's adventure into outer space and to the moon is fun and his return home to nap is the perfect ending, making this a delightful bedtime story for toddlers and preschoolers. Highly recommended." 
Kid Konnection

"Oscar is so bloated he drifts off into space before returning home, satisfied and sleepy. It’s good, simple fun, and Preston’s bright, stimulating illustrations, full of swirls and strong contrasts, will captivate children as the verses are read... Oscar is bright, jolly, and silly enough that youngsters will love it." 
Quill & Quire