Imprint:Owlkids - Toronto
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) K - 3, Grade (US) K - 3
Dimensions:10.25in x 8.25 x 0.13 in | 152 gr
Page Count:32 pages
In a fun riff on the tried-and-true "weird girl finds acceptance" trope, Oddrey's grateful classmates decide not just to tolerate her uniqueness but to let her actions inspire their own creativity. - Katherine Pedersen, Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW
There's nothing wrong with being a little bit different, as shelves of children's books on the subject can attest. Fittingly, Dave Whamond's contribution to the genre of not-fitting-in celebrates the unusual in its own colourful and charming way. - The National Post
A quick-paced, comical read. - Lynn Vanca, School Library Journal
A wonderfully vibrant book, with a bubbly, inspiring protagonist. Oddrey will make a valuable addition to a classroom discussion on individualism…and children will enjoy it one on one as well.
- Nicole Rowlinson, Resource Links
Watercolour and ink images are full of eye-catching colour, and the numerous comic touches that Whamond includes fit perfectly with the tone of the text…A comic tale that is full of good fun. - Megan Sorenson, CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A fast-paced, inspiring tale about a one-of-a-kind girl who overcomes obstacles by believing in herself and helping others believe in herself, too."
- Valorie Cooper, Christian Library Journal
As a former punk rock girl, I like this oddball character, and the illustrations are super cute. - Amy Kraft, Media Macaroni
"It's stage fright night in Dave Whamond's brand-new Oddrey as Oddrey joins other individualistic protagonists... and shows just who has that star quality necessary to step up to the footlights and save the show in the nick of time."
- Books for Kids Blog