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 spent two years researching this book from spending time in archives and libraries to learning how to play a steam calliope, riding an elephant, winning (and wearing) a red rubber nose at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus when it came to Chicago, and even walking the tightrope (two feet off the ground) at Ringling Brothers former winter quarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Eric Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. Eric won a Caldecott Honor Book award for "Time Flies, " and a Caldecott Medal award for "My Friend Rabbit"., andhas written four children's books: "My Friend Rabbit, The Cinder-Eyed Cats, Pumpkinhead, " and "A Kitten's Tale". Visit his website at www.ericrohmann.com.