Oonga Boonga by Frieda Wishinsky
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In this irresistible picture book, nobody can make baby Louise stop crying. Mom tries singing a lullaby. Dad rocks her in his arms, Grandma gives her a bottle, and Grandpa dances a jig. Nothing works. But when big brother Daniel comes home from school, he knows exactly what to do. He bends over Louise and whispers the magic words: "Oonga boonga." Miraculously, Louise's tears are replaced by a toothless grin!

When Daniel goes out to play, Louise starts crying again. "Oonga boonga! Oonga boonga!" everyone tries, but Louise continues to wail and sob. Only Daniel knows the secret to making her happy.

Carol Thompson's splashy, fun-filled illustrations perfectly complement this charming story about the sweeter side of sibling relations.
 

About Frieda Wishinsky

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Frieda Wishinsky is a mother, teacher and writer who has written articles and reviews for many journals. Her books for children include Crazy For Chocolate, Why Can't You Fold Your Pants Like David Levine? and Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone. Frieda lives in Toronto.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Scholastic Canada, Limited. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nothing makes baby Louise stop crying--not Dad whispering softly in her ear or Grandma feeding her, not Mozart or rock or a change of diaper or a change of venue--until her brother Daniel cheers her up by saying ""Oonga Boonga!""--and with his own smiling face.

Apr 02 1990 | Read Full Review of Oonga Boonga (Picture Puffins)

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However, after Daniel leaves and nothing, not even “oonga boonga,” will calm Louise, readers realize that it is Daniel’s very presence that keeps her in smiles.

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Nothing can stop baby Louise from crying until her brother whispers the words, "Oonga Boonga."

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Just when the whole family and all the neighbors have exhausted their tried-and-true remedies, Louise's brother, Daniel, saunters in, leans over the crib, and says ''oonga boonga.'' Louise smiles from ear to ear.

Sep 28 1990 | Read Full Review of Oonga Boonga (Picture Puffins)

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