This is a wonderful turn-around story of a mean, ugly, angry ogre who was treated kindly and with respect by a young lady after he expected her to cringe and cower at the sight of him. It surprised him so much that it “did him in.” This may be a good, though humorous, lesson on bullying. Sometimes we need to “turn the other cheek” and treat even the hard-hearted with kindness and respect.
Review by Leanna Griffiths, Crestview El. School Media Center
Rating: 4 Stars
Interest Level: Pre-K and up
The Odious Ogre
Written by Norton Juster, Illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2010