GITTY AND KVETCH Written by Caroline Kusin Pritchard Illustrated by Ariel Landy (Atheneum BYR; $17.99,…
Ollie & Moon Fuhgeddaboudit! ($15.99, Random House, Ages 3 and up) is the second Ollie & Moon book by Diane Kredensor. This story combines photography with cartoon art and the reader is taken on a journey through New York City with two cartoon cats, named Ollie and Moon, of course.
As Moon takes Ollie on an adventure through New York City she makes a bet with her buddy Ollie, that she can make him laugh. But nothing Moon seems to do on this particular day makes Ollie laugh – not a funny hat, silly moves, crazy sounds, funny faces and not even goofy impersonations. But something out of Moon’s control happens that would make anyone laugh. Does it work on Ollie? Read the book and you shall see.
What I like about Ollie & Moon Fuhgeddaboudit! is that it provides a subtle geography lesson for kids, taking them through some key New York City attractions. The characters are cute and the story will make you laugh with your kids as you read it aloud together. It’s simply an amusing story little ones will love to read at bedtime or any time for matter.
– Reviewed by Debbie Glade.