Author: Minh Le
Illustrator: Isabel Roxas
When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story.
But ruin it they do.
And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all. . . .
Oh my goodness was a fun book!! And a fantastic book for any reader - especially if you've had a book spoiled for you! As readers we've all been there. We settle in to read and book and BAM someone spoils it for you! Frustration rings!! This book illustrates that frustration perfectly. Actually I felt the frustration for the main character. I wanted to stop all the animals as well! You gotta love a book that makes you feel what the main character feels that strongly.
The illustrations are wonderful. I love how the little boy was drawn! The oversized glass are super cute. And seeing his expressions throughout the story just add to the reader feeling for him. Very well done.
Do I think kids will like it? Yes. They may not understand spoilers but they'll totally giggle at how it happens again and again. And they'll like the ending as well.
Finally - perfect book to make kids giggle and grown ups groan with understanding.