The Odious Ogre

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
Scholastic
32 p.
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2010
ISBN: 9780545162029

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