A charming book about the vast amount of things Oskar loves. The simple, boldly colored illustrations are beautiful and full of expression and emotion. The story is an opportune moment to engage young ones by asking, “What do you love?”
— Jessica Wood
Bestselling children’s author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup is back with Oskar, an engaging new character who loves…everything! Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book’s simple, boldly colored, and beautiful illustrations, children are invited into Oskar’s world and in turn to explore the wonders of the world around them. As she has done in her previous books, such as Grumpy Cat and Before I Wake Up…, Britta Teckentrup combines evocative art with a storyline that will appeal to children and those who read to them. Asking, "What do you love?" Oskar Loves… invites all of us to take a moment to appreciate the world we inhabit.
About the Author
Britta Teckentrup is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including The Memory Tree, The Odd One Out, Grumpy Cat, and, most recently, Before I Wake Up (Prestel). Her art work has been displayed in galleries around the world. She lives in Berlin, Germany.
"Oscar Loves... is perfect in its simplicity."
- The Late Bloomers Book Blog "This book is absolutely adorable!... It's celebrating all the things that Oskar, a sweet little raven your children are sure to fall in love with, LOVES. It's such a simple, positive story that you cannot help but be in a good mood after reading!"
-A Modern Day Fairy Tale "Little Oskar is one of the most lovable picture book characters that I have ever come across."
- Book Nerd Mommy "Perfect for working with preschoolers and their colors. Each thing Oskar loves is printed on one page, with the illustration on the connecting page. They are simple things, yet really make the reader stop and embrace the world around them. Beautiful story!"
—<a href="http://www.jubileereviews.com/2016/10/beautiful-picture-books-by-britta.html">A Year of Jubilee Reviews</a> "There isn’t anything that Oskar, a small bird, doesn’t love. How about you? . . . He is made up of simple shapes: crescents for body and wings, a triangle for his tail, a semicircle for his head, and two enormous triangles for his beak, the bottom jaw ever so slightly curved to suggest a smile in many pictures. The closing question turns the narrative over to young audiences, who won’t be slow to chime in."