Oskar and Mo by Britta Teckentrup

Oskar and Mo von Britta Teckentrup

Published by Prestel, 2017

This is the second of Britta Teckentrup’s picture books about Oskar and this time we also meet his best friend, Mo.

As soon as you open the book, and see the end papers’ glorious repeating pattern, you know that you’re in for a treat. Britta’s illustrations are always so beautiful. As Oskar and Mo is a book for younger readers, the shapes are simple; the colours bold; and the scenes uncluttered.

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This is a story of friendship. A loyal, supportive, life-affirming friendship. Together, Oskar and Mo play games, share secrets, overcome obstacles, and sing and dance in the rain. They comfort and strengthen each other. Sometimes they fall out but they always make up. Oskar and Mo is a fabulous exploration of the nature of friendship and it’s a great book for prompting discussions with your child about their friends and what friendship means to them.

My son and I are huge fans of Britta Teckentrup and Oskar and Mo is another gorgeous addition to our bookshelves. We recommend that you check it out too.

Rating: 💙💙💙💙💙

Suitable for children aged 1+

Thank you to Prestel for sending me this book to review and to Toppsta for organising the giveaway.

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