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Thank You, Omu!

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Lovely art adds to sweet tale of food, community, gratitude.

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This is a lovely story of generosity, community and gratitude and a gorgeously constructed book of collages made with cut paper, paint, and marker. It's certainly a worthy recipient of the Caldecott Honor. The bold colors in Thank You, Omu! create a lively city-feel and reflect the diversity of Omu's community. The steam that floats through the window and out into the neighborhood is like a thread that holds the story together, and looks like comfort and an invitation. The story has a folktale feel and is a testament to sharing, diversity, and inclusion.

Thank You, Omu! is wonderfully written, and the advanced vocabulary, repetition, and sounds of deliciousness ("Mmmm, "Ooooo," "Ahhhhh") make it read-aloud gold. Families will enjoy reading this book together and talking about the inventive art and rich themes.

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