Thank You, Omu!
Thank You, Omu!
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Thank You, Omu!

Written and illustrated by Oge Mora
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that’s perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community. Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu’s delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself? Debut author-illustrator Oge Mora brings to life a heartwarming story of sharing and community in colorful cut-paper designs as luscious as Omu’s stew, with an extra serving of love. An author’s note explains that “Omu” (pronounced AH-moo) means “queen” in the Igbo language of her parents, but growing up, she used it to mean “Grandma.” This book was inspired by the strong female role models in Oge Mora’s life.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780316431248
    Publication Date
    October 2, 2018
    Text Details
    The text was set in Adobe Caslon Pro, and the display type is PaperCute.
    Illustration Details
    The collages for this book were created with acrylic paint, china markers, pastels, patterned paper, and old-book clippings.
    Page Count
    40
    Word Count
    822
    Reading Age
    4 - 7 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016029353
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1109834788
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0316431249
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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