Remember the adorable Orgo from the Orgo Runners books? Well, they’re back, and this time, in a picture book!
Book: Oscar the Orgo by RJ Furness, illustrated by Fiona Fletcher
Read before: Sort of! I edited/proofread it!
Ownership: Review copy sent free of charge by the author. All opinions my own.
So, I have to be up front with you here – I proofread this book. That being said, I had no hand in the concept, the plot or the illustration, so I think it’s still fair to say that I really loved it!
This sweet rhyming book focuses on Oscar, a baby Orgo (which is a fluffy dinosaur-like creature with two legs and a long neck). From the moment he hatches, Oscar will not stop singing, and he drives his mum crazy – until one day, they find out that Oscar’s singing might be extremely useful! It’s a very cute story that shows how even the most unexpected skills can be celebrated. Definitely a heartwarming read!
The art style is simple and enticing, with a really jubilant warm colour palette. I really love the way that the rich watercolour oranges and yellows sing, especially against Oscar’s pink and grey body (he’s yet to grow all of his fur, but he has an adorable neck ruff!). It’s a really pretty book to look at, and I think it would be very eye-catching for kids. The font is nice and big, and the rhythm is easy to fall into, so it would be fun to read aloud.
Oscar’s little face makes me smile to look at it, and I think this is a great addition to the Orgo world! Five out of five cats!