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Thank You, Omu!

by Oge Mora

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When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.

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Omu is a wonderful woman that makes amazing stew, so amazing that anyone that passes it they have to stop by and ask for some. Omu being the sweet woman she is and she shares is with everyone that stops by. What happens when it’s all gone? This is a good book about community and how food and culture can bring people together, also would be good for younger grades because it’s emphasis on sharing. ( )
  andreawilliams12 | Mar 26, 2021 |
Primary. This book follows Omu and her delicious soup that brings many community members to her door. She never hesitates to share, even until she runs out. Then the community shows their appreciation by bringing her gifts and celebrating with her. This book is great for sharing and community building and is also repetitive and predictable in a way that could be great for early readers.
  sarahcasimes | Mar 17, 2021 |
Debut author-illustrator Oge Mora brings to life a heartwarming story of sharing and community in colorful cut-paper designs as luscious as Omu's stew, with an extra serving of love. An author's note explains that "Omu" (pronounced AH-moo) means "queen" in the Igbo language of her parents, but growing up, she used it to mean "Grandma." This book was inspired by the strong female role models in Oge Mora's life. ~Amazon
  stlukeschurch | Mar 11, 2021 |
Age: primary
Genre: realistic fiction

This book was about a young boy who smells the wonderful soup that Omu is making and asks her for a bowl. One by one the whole neighborhood comes to get a bowl of Omu's soup. By the time she is ready to eat her dinner her soup is all gone. The neighborhood then brings over her a bunch of food for dinner and they eat together. This is a wonderful book to include in the young classroom when teaching about sharing. ( )
  mkumpula | Mar 8, 2021 |
Primary; Fiction; Omu made a big pot of stew that she was looking forward to for dinner, but as the scent spread through the neighborhood person after person came by asking stew and by dinner she was out of stew. Shortly after she realized this she heard a knock and found each person she had given stew to at the door. Together they had brought a full dinner to share with each other and Omu. This is a great story about sharing, putting other first, generosity, and community. ( )
  MaggieRemy | Mar 8, 2021 |
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On the corner of First Street and Long Street, on the very top floor, Omu was cooking a thick red stew in a big fat pot for a nice evening meal.
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When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit
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