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PreSchool-Grade 2—This tender tale about intergenerational friendship, love, and loss tells of the cozy relationship between a young girl and an old, hard-of-hearing man. Lisa and Otto share many interests, but they are captivated by numbers. Together they hone the child's counting skills by assigning items to each number: 'ONE is for Lisa, there's only one of you in the whole wide world! TWO is for our two emergency cookies.' Lisa also practices shooting with her slingshot, attempting to hit a buffalo that is made of a rusty barrel and bent bicycle handles for horns. When she finally hits her target, Otto is there to celebrate her victory. After he dies, she must learn to deal with her pain and feelings of abandonment. The closeness of the characters is portrayed in heartwarming illustrations: the two friends stargazing with Lisa's arm casually draped over Otto's generous stomach, while her other hand is holding his; strolling together with mouths full of contraband cookies and conspiratorial looks on their faces. A small white cat appears in each of the pictures and encourages readers to study the wonderfully varied art. Outside the framed single- and double-page illustrations are Lisa's pencil doodles, including cookies, numbers, and Native Americans with feathers on their heads and the front of their clothing decorated with hearts. This universal story will speak to many readers.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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