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The Not So Quiet Library

The Not So Quiet Library


The Not So Quiet Library

About the Book

A hilarious story that celebrates the power of books and libraries in the vein of It's a Book

It’s Saturday, which means Oskar and Theodore get to go to the library with their dad! It means donuts for breakfast! And it means endless quiet hours lost in stories.

But on this not so quiet Saturday, Oskar and Teddy get a rude surprise when they're interrupted by a five-headed, hangry monster! Will Oskar ever get to finish his book in peace? Will Teddy ever get to gorge on his donuts? Or might both of them hold the secret weapons to taming the beast?

OHora brings his signature humor and quirkiness to a story with evergreen appeal. This laugh-out-loud picture book is perfect for story time.

Product Details

On sale: July 19, 2016
Age: 3-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780803741409
Reading level: Lexile: AD540L

Author Bio

Zachariah OHora is the author-illustrator of the acclaimed No Fits, Nilson! and My Cousin Momo, and the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Wolfie the Bunny. He lives and works in Narberth, PA, with his wife and sons.


* "Lively, detailed, endearing, and bold, the images and text create an unforgettable reading experience for book digesters everywhere."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "A delectable read-aloud well worth sharing."—School Library Journal, starred review

"OHora’s signature retro-style illustrations, as seen in his My Cousin Momo and Ame Dyckman’s Wolfie the Bunny, boast bold colors and hilarious details that match his zany story."—Booklist

"OHora brings his playful wit and retro-kitchen-appliance palette to the story of Theodore and Oskar, whose weekly library visit takes a green and scaly turn."—Publishers Weekly

"The narrative’s deadpan humor paired with entertaining speech-bubble dialogue work together with clever page layouts and detailed art to maximize the book’s silliness."—The Horn Book

"Reluctant readers will really gobble up this book."—School Library Connection

Praise for My Cousin Momo

“Picture books with hip, quirky illustrations that are not just funny but also have plenty of heart are hard to find. The stylish My Cousin Momo by Zachariah OHora has it all.”—The Boston Globe

“OHora’s story soars, encouraging acceptance and being true to yourself.” —Kirkus Reviews

“OHora could paint stones in the street and make them funny.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fun details—like Momo’s tiny camera and his cousin’s superhero bat costume—will delight. A fab offering.” —Booklist
Praise for No Fits, Nilson!
No Fits, Nilson! was The Huffington Post’s Best Picture Book of 2013, a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Picture Book of 2013, a Please Touch Museum's Kids Choice Book for 2014, a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing, and the winner of the 2014 Carolyn W. Field Award!

* “Foot-stomping fit pitchers will take multiple timeouts for this amusing modern fable.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A visual feast as well as a treat to the ear, this is a book that’s going to find an audience no matter where it goes.” —Betsy Bird, School Library Journal Review of the Day