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Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book's simple, boldly coloured, and beautiful illustrations, children are invited into Oskar's world and in turn to explore the wonders of the world around them. As she has done in her previous books, such as Grumpy Cat and Before I Wake Up..., Britta Teckentrup combines evocative art with a storyline that will appeal to children and those who read to them. Asking, "What do you love?" Oskar Loves... invites all of us to take a moment to appreciate the world we inhabit.

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9783791372709
  • ISBN: 9783791372709
  • Pub Date: 1st September 2016
  • Publisher: Prestel
  • Imprint: Prestel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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9th October '16
I read it to ES aged 1 aged 1
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
This book has instantly become my daughter's favourite bedtime story! Oskar loves all manor of things and the simple illustrations back up the text beautifully. I really like the simplicity of the book but the magical way it encapsulates the reader and how much my daughter loves it! 
5th May '17
I read it to PHanke aged 1 aged 1
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
A wonderful book!  We loved the quirky illustrations and Oskar's enjoyment of the simple things around him!  Simply beautiful!
11th October '16
I read it to Daisym aged 3 aged 3
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
I was lucky enough to win this in a giveaway. Lovely book about all the different things that Oskar the bird loves. Large colourful illustrations. My daughter is 3 (nearly 4) and the book is too young for her - she needs a more substantial story now, but even so it lead us to a conversation about things that she loves, and she won't let me give the book away! Would have been perfect when she was 1-2.
5th October '16
I read it to Laya aged 1 aged 1
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
I won this book from Toppsta giveaway .
A perfect picture book for young readers.
It's a tale about a small Raven/ Crow who loves everything around him.
I read it to my 16 months old daughter she enjoyed it throughly
I think it's a great cross-curricular book which could be utilised in many way .
I was talking to my daughter about seasons , colours , adjectives and opposites .
"Oskar loves the deep blue ocean "
Oskar loves the smell of Spring "
Oscar loves to watch the world from above"
The language used is simple but descriptive and the illustrations which are used throughout this book are really great and make this book very enjoyable for children .
5th October '16
I read it to dani aged 4 aged 4
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
This is a lovely book which shares what Oskar loves. He is a bird who loves many things and experiences outdoors (along with reading and drawing). The pages have short, simple text facing an illustrated page. While the text is simple, it uses a wide range of descriptive words that most children would know. The illustrations are large and simple, but suitable for keeping the attention of young children. I really liked how Oskar's drawings are not representational, instead looking like what a toddler or preschooler would draw. The paper is really thick, which is great for this age. It's a great bedtime story that can encourage conversation, especially in the last page. My daughter said it was good and wants to read it again tomorrow, which is the best endorsement I can give it.
6th October '16
I read it to Bean912 aged 4 aged 4
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
After winning this book on Toppsta on my son's 4th Birthday, we were really excited to receive it through the post. We were not disappointed. We read the book together immediately (we were due to go out, but my son insisted we read it first, and as the text is fairly short, I agreed).
The book is a very simple text about a raven called Oskar and all of the things he loves about the world. I would say that it is possibly aimed at children slightly younger than my son (maybe more towards the 2-3 year age bracket), as it is quite short and simple, but my son was still able to enjoy reading it with me, and laughed when Oskar said he loved taking his little fluffy cloud for a walk. It was nice that the book ended with a question (What do you love?) as it was a way of opening up conversation between my son and I, and made the book more interactive, though possibly not a book to read at bedtime because of this .
The illustrations were simple, bright and colourful, and were in a similar style to those found in The Very Hungry Caterpillar (looking like they had been constructed from paper shapes in a crafting style). This could also open up an opportunity for my son to replicate the illustrations if he wished by using cutting and sticking or even paints. They were also big and bold, so would be good for children with any visual difficulties.
From a teaching point of view, the book is also a great way of demonstrating the use of adjectives (this could easily be used in schools), as each item that Oskar loves has been described either by colour or in a way that uses another of the senses. I did have to explain what losing yourself in a book meant to my son, as this is rather an abstract concept for young children, but I think he understood what I meant.
Overall, we really enjoyed this book, and the fact that it is a hardback book, should also hopefully mean that this continues to be a popular book in this household for quite some time.
6th October '16
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 4 aged 4
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
A very nice hard back book, about a little raven and all the things he loves. Short simple text and nice illustrations. My little boy really enjoyed it, he said his favourite parts were taking his cloud for a walk and the pebble bit. Overall a great book.
6th October '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
What a lovely book for a toddler. Large hardback book. One sentence per page, lovely short story about what Oskar loves. Nice learning book. Good child development book on learning seasons and weather. Nice and simply done perfect for toddlers. Sophie loves it, great to sit together win. Definitely recommend. This book kept Sophie's attention for the all of it.
7th October '16
I read it to Toodee aged 2 aged 2
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
5 stars
This is a book that is full of imagination- quite a feat given the simple text. My toddler adored Oskar and now shouts, 'There's Oskar!' Whenever she sees a blackbird. The illustrations are bright, bold and beautiful. I found it a wonderful book to encourage my toddler to develop her speaking skills too; the repetitive language meant that she could 'read' along quite quickly with me.
17th October '16
I read it to Eay11 aged 5 aged 5 & to Aay13 aged 3 aged 3
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
4 stars
This is a really simple book about Oskar, and all the things that he loves. It's full of lovely pictures, but most importantly, it lead to a lovely discussion with my children (just turned 3 and 5) about all the things that they love. The story itself is short, but it really sparked my kids imaginations! 
5th October '16
I read it to Godson aged 3 aged 3
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
4 stars
With beautifully simplistic illustrations paired with accessible text for young readers, this is a perfect bedtime read. Oskar recalls all the things he loves - most of which many children would have experienced themselves and can relate to, therefore making it perfect for starting discussions. In schools, this is a text easily imitated by classes... e.g. Elder Class Loves... excellent for writing using adjectives too. And the illustrations can be replicated to publish their own class book.
All in all a lovely book that encouragesencourages readers to look at the little things around them that make them feel good.
11th October '16
I read it to Lil aged 1 aged 1
Oskar Loves... 9783791372709
3 stars
Its not the most exciting book in the world. But Lil does seem to enjoy the simplicity to it. Lovely illustrations and cute character. Also nice and quick if your looking for a shorter story for bedtime. 
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Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and grew up in a city called Wuppertal. She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art.

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