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Oi Gets Lost teaches that you can be friends with someone who is different than you, which is a wonderful lesson for all.
~Ali Dunn, Me Two Books
Oi Gets Lost
Written by Lorna Likiza
Illustrated by Yevheniia Melnyk
Ages 6+ | 124 Pages
Publisher: Bright Lights Books
Publisher’s Synopsis: Set in Kenya, Oi is a naughty kitten who lives with his Mummy and siblings in an outdoor shed. Despite Mummy’s warnings, Oi has a tendency of wandering off and exploring. But one day, after nearly being attacked by a dog, Oi ends up in an unfamiliar neighborhood. And this time, he’s not sure he’ll be able to find his way back home…
Lorna Likiza is a Kenyan writer, tutor of French, and Founder of the Heroe Book Fair. Oi Gets Lost is her first published book. She considers literature as one of her passions and lives in Mombasa.
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Themes: travel, adventure, friendship, celebrating differences
Get ready to set out on an African adventure with an adorable little kitten named Oi, who gets lost but finds friendship!
Even though Oi's mother cautions him about leaving the safety of the shed where he and his brothers and sisters live, the draw of the food at the local market is too strong. But one day, an angry dog turns his usual market trip into an exciting and sometimes scary adventure. During this time he learns how to hunt for himself, gains a better understanding of humans and even makes a new friend.
It's an excellent early chapter book with an interesting but gentle story perfect for the budding reader. Oi Gets Lost teaches that you can be friends with someone who is different than you, which is a wonderful lesson for all. It also gives a glimpse into the culture and daily life in Kenya.
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