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The Long, Long Line
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Tomoko Ohmura is a graduate of Palette Club School and the author of The Most Amazing Shopping Trip (winner of the 3rd Pinpoint Picture Book Competition). She is the illustrator of Tell Me Your Story, Papa; A Gift from Mr. Buffalo; the Captain Ship series; and Field Day. She lives in Tokyo.

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-Thank you for waiting, and welcome aboard! One at a time, please!- -- from the book Best of 2013 Selection, Kirkus Reviews Longlisted for the ALSC Notable Children's Books List, 2013 Named to the Pennsylvania Center for the Book's 2014 Baker's Dozen List -This Japanese import supports concept learning on multiple levels, from counting and animals (including predator-prey relationships) to delayed gratification, and the wealth of storytelling detail on each double-page spread rewards repeat viewing. But in the end, that's all gravy: this book is fun. Who wouldn't want a ride on this whale of a good time?- Horn Book, August 1, 2013 -Totally engaging, the book offers multiple forms of participation...it's a whale of a fun ride!- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW, May 15, 2013 -This is a tale rich with opportunities for learning. Preschoolers will enjoy counting, noting relative sizes, and naming the animals; slightly older children will appreciate reading the witty repartee and solving the mystery. This makes a great choice for STEM story hours.- Booklist Review, August 1, 2013 "Thank you for waiting, and welcome aboard! One at a time, please!" from the book" Best of 2013 Selection, Kirkus Reviews Longlisted for the ALSC Notable Children's Books List, 2013 Named to the Pennsylvania Center for the Book's 2014 Baker's Dozen List "This Japanese import supports concept learning on multiple levels, from counting and animals (including predator-prey relationships) to delayed gratification, and the wealth of storytelling detail on each double-page spread rewards repeat viewing. But in the end, that's all gravy: this book is fun. Who wouldn't want a ride on this whale of a good time?" "Horn Book, " August 1, 2013 "Totally engaging, the book offers multiple forms of participation...it's a whale of a fun ride!" "Kirkus Reviews, " STARRED REVIEW, May 15, 2013 "This is a tale rich with opportunities for learning. Preschoolers will enjoy counting, noting relative sizes, and naming the animals; slightly older children will appreciate reading the witty repartee and solving the mystery. This makes a great choice for STEM story hours." "Booklist Review, " August 1, 2013 Best of 2013 Selection, Kirkus Reviews Longlisted for the ALSC Notable Children's Books List, 2013

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