Monday, October 18, 2010

Ordinary Oscar

Title: Ordinary Oscar

Author: Laura Adkins
Illustrator: Sam Hearn
Paperback or Hardback: 32 pages
Publisher: Tiger Tales Books 2010
ISBN-10: 1-58925-085-0
ISBN-13: 978-1589250857

Ages: 3-7

Oscar Slimeglider wants to be famous. He is tired of being ordinary Oscar. He's bored with a snails diet and greenish-grayish-brownish color. He expresses this to his parents and they simply reply, “Your 25 brothers and sisters never complain.”

Oscar ventures out to get advice from the Wise Old Snail. He asks Oscar if he can paint, dance or play the guitar and Oscar shakes head. He can't. So desperate to become famous Oscar cries out to Fairy Godsnail. He is granted 3 wishes. You will have to read the story to see if Oscar becomes famous.
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