Ame Dyckman is the author of many books for children, including The Cozy Home, How Dinosaurs Went Extinct: A Safety Guide, and the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny. Ame lives with her family in central New Jersey. Visit her at AmeDyckman.com.
Elio is a family-friendly cartoonist and illustrator who loves bold lines, shapes, and colors. His work starts with pencil and paper and ends in Photoshop. He is also a lecturer at Columbia College, Chicago, in the design department and illustration program, where he teaches courses in concept art, cartooning, and children’s book illustration, along with other illustration classes. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Annie, and their daughter, Genevieve.
For its simplicity, the text has a gentle rhyme scheme and pleasing sense of rhythm that reward the work of decoding. Elio’s cartoon-style illustrations are bright, cheerful, expressive, and clearly composed, creating a path for readers who may be struggling with early phonics skills to follow the story.
– The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2024
...This story from the inimitable Dyckman is original and fun, as well as perfect for new readers. A series starter that will have readers asking for more Og, please!
– School Library Journal, February 2024
Rollicking rhymed verses, almost-monosyllabic vocabulary, and super-large type will attract beginning readers, who might also enjoy the wacky, harmless mini-monsters. Very easy words, a small hero, and enough action to keep the pages turning.
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