Oscar the Ostrich

Rachel Chaundler & Bernardo Carvalho

ISBN: 978-84-9871-026-7

Oscar has a magnificent tail. At night, so as not to sit on her feathers, he sleeps with his head in the ground and his tail in the air. One morning, on waking up, he stretches his neck and has the sensation that his head doesn’t move. Ostrich stamps his feet, bends his knees, shakes his tail and pulls, and pulls, and pulls…; but his head is stuck and it won’t come out.

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Páginas: 36 pages

Encuadernación: hardback

Medidas: 25x23 cm

Publicación: April 2008

Oscar has a magnificent tail. At night, so as not to sit on her feathers, he sleeps with his head in the ground and his tail in the air. One morning, on waking up, he stretches his neck and has the sensation that his head doesn’t move. Ostrich stamps his feet, bends his knees, shakes his tail and pulls, and pulls, and pulls…; but his head is stuck and it won’t come out. Reminiscent of an ancient tale by Tolstoy, in which an old farmer finds a giant turnip and needs the collaboration of everyone to pull it up, Oscar The Ostrich clearly reflects how the will resides in association, in team strength: “We need efforts from everyone so that things work”. But Ostrich will also learn that daylight is much more important than her beautiful tail and she’ll never forget that…“Only a very silly ostrich is found, spending the night with its head in the ground”. The Portuguese illustrator, Bernardo Carvalho, offers us a visual narrative which will take us to the African savannah, clearly staged for first readers. Silk-screen printing in plain colours, live and dynamic strokes, in order to create amusing and expressive characters, with a clean and direct technique. Text by Rachel Chaundler Illustrations by Bernardo Carvalho

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