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 coloured, 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.
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 245 x 190 mm
"Each page is filled with a large, colorful illustration of Oskar and one of his favorite things. He loves the seasons, day and night, and both rain and snow. The simple text and simple illustrations will appeal to young children. Teckentrup illustrates her book in both pastel and bold colors that create a nice contrast throughout the story . . . Even the very young child has interests and things that they love. Parents have the opportunity to engage their young child in a conversation about the things that they love after reading about the things that Oskar loves . . . Oskar Loves is of interest in that it can be used for language development when young children are encouraged to share their own thoughts about what they are interested in."
"Britta Teckentrup combines beautiful uncluttered geometric art with a simple prose that will feel relevant and real to very young readers/listeners. -Oskar Loves - invites us all to appreciate the simple things in our lives."
- Miss Marple's Musings
"In Britta Teckentrup's own inimitable style, she has created another beautifully bold and highly poignant read. Stunningly executed, with a clean and engaging composition, this book acts as a gentle reminder as to what is really important in our lives. Using simple shapes to create a characterful crow, paired with a prominent palette, Teckentrup has once again delivered a hard-hitting book with a powerful message but in an understated and completely creative technique. This superbly striking picture book with a deceptive simplicity has become synonymous to Britta. She has a knack of delivering expressive illustrations full of character, texture, movement and ultimately love and this has it in abundance."
-Picture Books Blogger
"In Oskar Loves, meet Oskar the Crow who is full of joie de vivre. He invites us to learn a little bit more about his life, telling us all about the things he loves the most . . . A glorious little picture book.- --Read it, Daddy -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."
"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 Year of Jubilee Reviews
"Little Oskar is one of the most lovable picture book characters that I have ever come across."
- Book Nerd Mommy
"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
"Oscar Loves... is perfect in its simplicity."
- The Late Bloomers Book Blog
"In Oskar Loves, meet Oskar the Crow who is full of joie de vivre. He invites us to learn a little bit more about his life, telling us all about the things he loves the most . . . A glorious little picture book."
-Read it, Daddy