Ollie & Moon
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
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Moon loves to make her best friend, Ollie, laugh. On this particular day, however, her favorite gags aren't doing the trick! The two make a bet on whether or not Moon's crazy antics will be enough to bring back Ollie's usual ha ha's, hee hee's, and ho ho's. Silliness ensues in the form of a playful day in New York City involving wacky dancing, funny lips sounds, and even a troupe of chicken mimes! Photographic backdrops set the scene for this wonderfully absurd adventure. Will Moon make Ollie laugh before the last page? Fuhgeddaboudit! One thing is for sure—delighted readers will be giggling every step of the way!
DIANE KREDENSOR's grown-up years have been spent pursuing a successful career in animation. She still hasn't grown up all the way, for which she's proud. Diane is an Emmy Award-winning artist for her work on Pinky and the Brain, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and WordWorld, to name a few. This is her second children's book with Random House. Diane happily lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner, their son, and two cats who bear a passing resemblance to Ollie and Moon. Visit Diane at DianeKredensor.com.
MIKE MESKIN is a Mac wizard who happens to shoot lovely photographs in his spare time. He lives in New York with his wife and son.
School Library Journal, May 2012:
"Kids who know the city will take pride in recognizing the landmarks, yet unfamiliarity with it doesn’t detract from the story. Bright cartoon drawings superimposed on the photographs bring to mind the style in Mo Willems’s Knuffle Bunny. A must-have for most libraries but especially those in New York and surrounding areas."