"Oh, no!" by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann is about animals in the jungle who fall into a deep hole. Frog is being chased by a tiger so he falls into the deep deep hole. He can't get out by himself so he bellows out for help. Mouse tries to help him but then she falls into the hole, the both exclaim "Oh, No!". As other animals come by to help, they wind up falling in the hole also with a shout of "Oh, no!". When a great amount of animals fill up the hole the tiger tries to get them. But before tragedy strikes an huge elephant stomps in and rescues them. The elephant shook the ground so much that the tiger fell in the hole. Of course the animals were unwilling to help him out because they knew what he would do once saved.
This is a awesome picture book. It would be great as a read-aloud in the classroom. The children will be able to get truly involved with the rhyming and repetitive phrasing. Children will be able to make predictions on what would happen next. The beautiful illustrations will draw children and adults in to the story. The drawings are both rich and boldly detailed, it adds a wonderful element to the story.
I highly recommend this story for young children, preschool to second grade. It will be a book they will want to read again and again. It will definitely become a favorite.