Oswald by Dan Yaccarino

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Moving to Big City is certainly an adventure for Oswald the Octopus. When he and his pet hot dog, Weenie, arrive at their new apartment, they realize they need some help moving Oswald's treasured piano. It's very heavy. But Oswald doesn't know anyone in Big City. Who will help him?

One by one, Oswald's friendly neighbors offer to help. Soon Oswald and Weenie meet Henry the Penguin, Johnny Snowman, the Egg Twins, and many other charming characters. And before they know it they've made lots of new friends.

Written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino, a distinguished artist, this cheerful picture book will surely win over many new friends for Oswald and the folks of Big City.

 

About Dan Yaccarino

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Dan Yaccarino has written and illustrated many books for children, including the uproarious fable Deep in the Jungle. He is the creator of Oswald, the preschool series on Nick Jr.® His work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, ad campaigns, and animated television commercials. His large-scale paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New York City, Tokyo, and Rome.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Oswald and Weenie give it a try (there’s no explanation of how they get it out of the car), but the piano rolls down the front steps and out into the town, where Oswald and Weenie meet a succession of new friends who offer to help.

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By the time the group pushes the piano back home, lonely Oswald has seven new friends.

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Variety

Parents looking for a safe yet stimulating haven for preschoolers will gladly welcome "Oswald," a friendly and contemplative blue octopus, into their homes.

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