Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: p to 3
Ever since she averted disaster in the class production of The Wizard of Oz, Oddrey has been making new friends at school. Her classmates have come to appreciate her irrepressible charm and Oddrey, in turn, encourages them to be their own unique selves. So when Oddrey's teacher introduces a new girl, Maybelline, to the class, Oddrey, ever the optimist, is sure that they'll become the best of friends.
But Maybelline's elaborate storytelling habits and bossy playground personality soon force Oddrey to reconsider. Fed up with Maybelline's tall tales, and her classmates’ fascination with Maybelline’s stories, Oddrey challenges Maybelline during a class trip to the zoo. The adventure that ensues is Maybelline's — and Oddrey's — best adventure yet!
About the author
DAVE WHAMOND a illustré plus de 25 albums jeunesse, dont la série Margot et My Think-a-ma-Jink. Quand ses enfants étaient petits, il leur lisait des livres de Robert Munsch et rêvait d’en illustrer un! Dave habite avec sa famille à Calgary, en Alberta.
DAVE WHAMOND is the creator of Oddrey and My Think-a-ma-Jink, both winners of the Blue Spruce Award. He illustrated the Robert Munsch book Braids! He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called Reality Check, which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. Dave lives in Calgary, Alberta.
- Unknown, Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce Award (finalist)
"In Whamond's Oddrey's return, she must contend with a little touch of competition for the limelight."
"Gives cartoonist Whammond lots of creative opportunities that will delight readers."
"[Whamond's] cartooning talents shine in this picture book... Young readers will understand at the heart of Oddrey's quirky nature is a strong leader who supports and encourages her friends to reach for the sky."
National Reading Campaign
"Whamond's engaging and imaginative watercolor illustrations once again steal the show in this story about the ups and downs of friendship, and the importance of loving your friends for exactly who they are."
Christian Library Journal
"Whamond's detailed illustrations are colorful and lively — much like the two main characters."
School Library Journal
"Featuring unapologetically cartoonish kids and quick-cut action, this sequel will appeal to fans of Whamond's first book... and inspire fans to look forward to a third"
Books for Kids Blog
"[The] quirky titular protagonist returns for another adventure."
Quill and Quire