Official Review: Oh No! They’re Here!

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Oh No! They’re Here!" by Kenya Thompson.]
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Who are those fuzzy, yellow creatures on the cover? Where are they racing to (or from)? Find out by reading this lively children’s story by Kenya Y. Thompson, Oh No! They’re Here!

Gazing at the cover, I had so many questions. The energy was palpable—the color and font in the title made me want to know more. It was amazing how fun bold punctuation, a splash of color, and the occasional word in all caps could be. I believe the author was intentional in placing all three to maximize the energy. Although it had zest and zing, the sentence structure was grammatically correct, and I found no errors in the book.

Illustrations are important in a children’s book, and Oh No! They’re Here! includes captivating illustrations, but the author uses a different approach to hold the young reader’s attention. Instead of being entertained by a picture of a scene that matches the story, the excitement is built around the presentation of the words. Every page has the same design: a couple of yellow creatures holding a green sign that looks like an old-school green chalkboard. The only thing that changes from page to page is the message on the sign.

This is a great read for children ages three to eight. The easy-to-read font is black with a few fun exceptions. The letter o is always white. Each page also has at least one word in white, and the page with the big reveal has its own special color scheme. After a few times, the younger reader will recognize the letter o, and with more iterations, they will learn the words in white by sight. Besides the use of color, the story itself is energetic, even including a bit of slapstick humor that I was surprised to find in a book of only twenty-nine pages. The adult will enjoy trying to figure out the mystery as much as the child (at least the first twenty times). With the vocabulary and the fast pace, six- through eight-year-olds will be able to read this book with minimal help.

Because I had so many scenarios in my mind after seeing the cover, I had to reread the story a few times to appreciate who “they” actually were. This was the only aspect of the book that I felt was a letdown, but it was still fun and had a positive message.

I rate this energetic read 4 out of 4 stars. It is a versatile story that will help a child grow in their reading proficiency.

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That's a mystery children will love to find out. And letters in white will help better understand the letter's. Thank you for a great review!
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MsH2k wrote: 26 May 2021, 18:42 The adult will enjoy trying to figure out the mystery as much as the child (at least the first twenty times).
Alright, I'm sold!
I enjoy reading children's books, and the title caught my attention.
Are those Yellow creatures inspired by the Minions?
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Kavita Shah wrote: 30 May 2021, 00:28 That's a mystery children will love to find out. And letters in white will help better understand the letter's. Thank you for a great review!
It is an engaging little mystery. Thank you for your visit and your comment!
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Dzejn_Crvena wrote: 30 May 2021, 01:50 Alright, I'm sold!
I enjoy reading children's books, and the title caught my attention.
Are those Yellow creatures inspired by the Minions?
The title absolutely caught my attention too! As far as the yellow creatures … :no-spoil:
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Seems like the children might actually be able to learn to read by an accident while going through this book! I am always looking for good children’s books to read with my little ones. And now I am dying to know who are “they”?!

Thanks for a lovely review!
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Hmm, your review is intriguing as you don't actually give details about the book! I am curious what the book is actually about, lol. I am glad it is a mystery as many children will enjoy trying to figure it out. I do wonder if it took you several times to "get it" if I child will have the same issues. Thank you for a great review!
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Great review! I could tell how much you liked the book.
This seems like a fun story for me to read with my niece and nephew.
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I’m sure these mysterious, racing yellow fuzzies were full of energetic zest and zing! What an interesting premise. This children’s book is full of zoom! 🚗
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We should ruuuuun! However, I hope that they come in peace. Thank you for this lovely review!
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Kirsi_78 wrote: 31 May 2021, 04:41 Seems like the children might actually be able to learn to read by an accident while going through this book! I am always looking for good children’s books to read with my little ones. And now I am dying to know who are “they”?!

Thanks for a lovely review!
I had so many scenarios when I saw this cover. Alien visitors immediately took first place, but I’m not saying if I was right or not. :D It was a fun adventure.

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cd20 wrote: 31 May 2021, 10:18 Hmm, your review is intriguing as you don't actually give details about the book! I am curious what the book is actually about, lol. I am glad it is a mystery as many children will enjoy trying to figure it out. I do wonder if it took you several times to "get it" if I child will have the same issues. Thank you for a great review!
The premise is so simple that I struggled to share more without spoiling it. It’s kind of like a Seinfeld episode where there is a bunch of chit chat while you’re waiting to find out the mystery. Regarding the reveal, it was easy to get, but it just surprised me.

Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I appreciate your comment!
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Mbrooks2518 wrote: 31 May 2021, 15:53 Great review! I could tell how much you liked the book.
This seems like a fun story for me to read with my niece and nephew.
It was very simple and SO fun! Thank you for your comment.
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AvidBibliophile wrote: 01 Jun 2021, 13:15 I’m sure these mysterious, racing yellow fuzzies were full of energetic zest and zing! What an interesting premise. This children’s book is full of zoom! 🚗
I have never read a children’s book that was this simple but with so much energy! Thank you for your visit and your comment. It’s great seeing you!
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What a nice story for children :techie-studyingbrown: :tiphat:
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