OOPS! (Hardcover)

By Jean-Luc Fromental, Joelle Jolivet (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9780810987494, 42pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010



In a distinctive oversize package and illustrated with Joelle Jolivet's signature retro, eye-catching style, "Oops " follows a family through the streets of Paris as they try to get to the airport for their vacation. Back at their apartment, their house-sitting aunt slips on some soap, setting off a chain reaction of events that create some extreme roadblocks for the family's trip. A movie shoot, a parade, policemen, rampaging bears, aliens, and much more collide in this remarkable new picture book adventure. The book includes a gatefold page at the end that explains in detail the train of chaos on the previous pages.Praise for "365 Penguins"
"Boston GlobeHorn Book" Honor Award
"New York Times" bestseller
"Publishers Weekly" bestseller
Seen on Martha TV
Heard on NPR
Piece de resistance . . . a real treat. Daniel Pinkwater
Integrates challenging math concepts and environmental concerns into a clever narrative . . . Units on penguins and global warming will never be the same. "School Library Journal"
It's the fun of the rapidly multiplying penguin horde that carries the book "Chicago Tribune"

About the Author

Jean-Luc Fromental is the author of about thirty books, including novels, travelogues, children s books, and comics. He also writes for film, television, and newspapers. Joelle Jolivet is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. Publishers Weekly has called her books vibrant. . .dazzling, and School Library Journal said they are as aesthetically impressive as they are informative. "