Logo Title Quebec Reading Connection

Oh, No!

Fleming, Candace (Author)
Rohmann, Eric (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 36 pages
First published: 2012
ISBN: 9780375842719 (hardcover)
9780375987748 (e-book)
Original language: English
Book type: Picture Book

Text Elements:

character, recurring patterns, structures and features

Award

Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book – 2013

Reading Range

 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5

Description:

Ebullient, imaginative language grabs readers in this story of cooperation and facing danger. Frog is running from Tiger when he falls into a deep hole: “Ribbit-oops! Ribbit-oops!” Mouse tries to help, “but what could she do? Pippa-eeek! Pippa-eeek!”

Rhyme and repetition will make this a favourite for youngsters to recite and an excellent choice for interactive read-aloud fun. Young children will easily relate to the story’s refrain: “Oh, no!”

The illustrations are bold and playful. Thick outlines define the rich colours and painterly markings of the animals’ coats, as well as the dark depths of the hole itself.

Sleepy-eyed Loris, earnest Sun Bear and carefree Monkey all end up falling in the hole. Luckily, Elephant arrives, shaking the ground. With his trunk, he pulls up the beleaguered animals, saving them all from Tiger’s teeth: “Whooppee!” And Tiger tumbles into the hole. When Tiger asks to be saved, children will relish the animals’ response: “Oh, no!”

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    Read along with the story, joining in with the animal sounds and the repetitive words.

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    In small groups, practise acting out the story. Present your skits to each other.

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    Use index cards printed with the animal names to help you sequence the story and to practise word recognition.

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    As a class, write a similar story with different animals.

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    Choral read along with the story, repeating the animal sounds.

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    Act out the story in small groups, using gestures and an expressive voice.

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    Make a large collage of animal pictures. Attach speech bubbles to show the sounds that each animal makes.

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    In groups, tell a story about a different set of animals that falls into a hole.

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