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The Long, Long Line
By (author): Tomoko Ohmura
9781926973920 Hardcover, Dust jacket English, Translated from: Japanese Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General Aug 15, 2013
$17.95 CAD
Active 9 x 9 x 0.5 in 40 pages Owlkids Books Inc.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2013 Selection 2013, Commended ALSC Notable Children's Books 2013, Long-listed Pennsylvania Center for the Book's Baker's Dozen List 2014, Commended
Come one, come all! If you love excitement and fun, step right up and join the line!

Usually the ride itself is more fun than the lineup, but for these fifty animals, anticipation is part of the fun. Finally, it's time to board the ride! Through a revealing gatefold spread, readers discover the ride is a giant whale roller coaster! As the whale spins, dips, dives, and splashes, all the animals have too much fun. When the ride ends, the animals can't wait to line up again — just as readers won't be able to wait to read The Long, Long Line again and again!

TOMOKO OHMURA is a graduate of Palette Club School and the author of The Most Amazing Shopping Trip (winner of the 3rd Pinpoint Picture Book Competition). She is the illustrator of Tell Me Your Story, Papa; A Gift from Mr. Buffalo; the Captain Ship series; and Field Day. She lives in Tokyo.

This Japanese import supports concept learning on multiple levels, from counting and animals (including predator-prey relationships) to delayed gratification, and the wealth of storytelling detail on each double-page spread rewards repeat viewing. But in the end, that's all gravy: this book is fun. Who wouldn't want a ride on this whale of a good time? - Claire E. Gross, Horn Book

Totally engaging, the book offers multiple forms of's a whale of a fun ride! - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

This is a tale rich with opportunities for learning. Preschoolers will enjoy counting, noting relative sizes, and naming the animals; slightly older children will appreciate reading the witty repartee and solving the mystery. This makes a great choice for STEM story hours. - Kay Weisman, Booklist Review

"Author-illustrator Tomoko Ohmura offers a comical lesson in linear and numerical progression in his clever The Long, Long Line... It's a whale of a tale that kids will want to experience again and again."
- Books for Kids Blog

Patience is rewarded, for both the reader and the animals in the long, long line. ... Cleverly constructed, with gentle humour, Tomoko Ohmura's simple story is enhanced with delightful drawings. - Reesa Cohen, Canadian Review of Materials

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