Oof Makes an Ouch! is a beautiful picture book about friendship by Duncan Beedie, published by Templar Books.
Set in the Stone Age this story follows best friends Oof and Pib. They do everything together; playing, exploring and their favourite past time – inventing. They do all of this whilst only saying their own name as no other words have been invented yet.
But then one day, whilst working on a new invention, Oof hurts her foot and shouts “OUCH!” The rest of the villagers are amazed, a new word! They can’t wait to try it out.
Oof doesn’t stop there as she quickly invents two more words before finishing off her latest and most incredible invention. The only trouble is she’s doing all of this without Pib.
Pib’s jealousy leads him to do something to hurt his friend which he instantly regrets, something most of us can probably relate to and this provides an excellent talking point about friendship and forgiveness.
We are big fans of Duncan Beedie’s books, which are always so carefully crafted whilst delicately handling sensitive issues. We also love his vibrant and funny illustrations, our favourite spread in this book has to be the one where all the villagers are trying out the word ‘ouch’.
Duncan Beedie’s books have always been instant favourites in our house and you can read our reviews of The Bear Who Stared, The Lumberjack’s Beard and The Last Chip to see more of his work. Oof Makes an Ouch! is no exception. A joy to read with an excellent message about friendship wrapped up in a unique and entertaining setting.
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Many thanks to Templar Books for sending a copy of this book for review. All opinions are our own.
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