July 2012 Indie Next List
“The cover of this book alone is worth the price. Rohmann's stunning wood-block style prints are a perfect complement to this great read-aloud tale. Rhythmic prose tells of the chain of events as one by one the animals fall into a jungle pit with the lurking threat of tigers nearby. Children will love the humor and tension and the repeated chorus of 'Oh, No!' as the story comes to a fitting end.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
"This picture book reads like an instant classic.... Oh, yes " raved "Kirkus Reviews" in a starred review.
Young children will delight in repeating the refrain "OH, NO " as one animal after another falls into a deep, deep hole in this lively read-aloud. This simple and irresistible picture book by hugely popular picture book creators Candace Fleming and Caldecott medalist Eric Rohmann feels like a classic-in-the-making. Fans of Rohmann's Caldecott Medal-winning "My Friend Rabbit, " will be thrilled to see a new book created in the same expressive and comical style.
About the Author
CANDACE FLEMING's most recent picture books include "Clever Jack Takes the Cake" and "Imogene's Last Stand, " and she is also the author of the nonfiction titles "The Great and Only Barnum; The Lincolns, " and "Amelia Lost."
ERIC ROHMANN is a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker. His books for children include "Time Flies, " recipient of a Caldecott Honor Award."
School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, School Library Journal, August 1, 2012:
“Fleming’s bouncing rhymes and repeated lines…entice readers into an enjoyable delivery complete with snarled sound effects and onomatopoeic exclamations.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, July 9, 2012:
“It’s a book with the feel of an older classic—and it may well become one.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2012:
“With text that begs to be read aloud and sumptuous illustrations made by a master printmaker, this picture book reads like an instant classic . . . Oh, yes! This is a terrific new picture book.”