Early Lit Bits: Book Review — “Oh, No!”

“Oh, No!” by Candace Fleming

A series of animals fall into a deep hole in the jungle, with each rescue attempt resulting in another animal falling in the hole. Who will come to their aid and get everyone out of the hole?

The text repeats the phrase “Oh no!” throughout the book, and your child will no doubt be saying it right along with you as you read. The rhythm of the book is enjoyable to hear aloud, making it a great choice for a group setting. You may even find yourself getting into a beat and singing as you read together.

This book also introduces some unique jungle animals and plants to the reader, providing opportunities to expand vocabulary and learn something new. Talking and singing are wonderful ways to practice language skills and get your child ready to read!



This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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