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Jan 16 2017

The Ogglies: A dragon party for Firebottom by Erhard Dietl

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Starfish Bay Publishing 2016. ISBN 9781760360016
(Ages 7-10) Recommended. Join the Ogglies of Smelliville as they organize a birthday party to cheer up their pet dragon, Firebottom. Written and illustrated by Erhard Dietl, The Ogglies: A dragon party for Firebottom is one of three in the series following a very interesting family. With gruesome but hilarious descriptive language, The Ogglies series are sure to have boys hooked. In addition to words such as slimy sludge and cheesefeet, Dietl's illustrations are bright and detailed with whacky things to find on every page.
In addition, The Ogglies may be used as a tool for visual arts, allowing readers to create their own Ogglie character and describe its unique features similar to what can be seen on the opening page.
This beautifully illustrated picture book is filled with quirky characters including a special sing-along birthday song, sure to keep children giggling for hours.
Keely Coard

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