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Oonga Boonga

by Frieda Wishinsky
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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new baby, siblings
list price: $7.99
also available: Hardcover Paperback
published: 2011

A whole new look for this enduring Scholastic Canada Classic!

An updated look for a classic story, written and illustrated by two of the top names in Canadian children's books!

Daniel's family has a little problem. Daniel's baby sister, Louise, just won't stop crying. Everyone in the family tries to soothe her. Her mother sings a lullaby; her father rocks her in his arms; Grandma gives her a bottle; Grandpa plays a tune on his harmonica. But nothing works! Little Louise just goes on crying until big brother Daniel appears on the scene and tells her, "Oonga Boonga." Like magic, Louise's tears stop. But the funny thing is, these whimsical words don't work when the grown-ups say them. Daniel has the magic touch with his little sister!


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FRIEDA WISHINSKY is a multi-talented children's author, writing for all levels - picture books, chapter books, novels and non-fiction. Her Please, Louise! was the recipient of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, while You're Mean, Lily Jean is a Forest of Reading Award nominee, and was a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of picture books, including The Paper Bag Princess, Alligator Baby and Sophie and the Seas Monster. He received the CBA Children's Illustrator of the Year Libris Award in 2006. Michael lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Frieda Wishinsky

Frieda Wishinsky is the international award-winning author of over seventy books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit friedawishinsky.com.
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Michael Martchenko

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks, Makeup Mess and We Share Everything!. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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