The Ogre in the Hall (Hardcover)

The Ogre in the Hall By Céline Sorin, Pascal Lemaître (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Céline Sorin, Pascal Lemaître (Illustrator)
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Jojo needs to pee. Urgently! But to get to the toilet, he'll have to meet the ogre in the hallway. Pascal Lemaître’s brave Jojo and adorable ogre will help kids giggle away nighttime fears.

It's late at night, and Jojo knows two things: First, he has to pee, urgently. Second, an ogre lives in the hallway, and he'll have to see him on the way to pee. Not an easy situation to solve. Sword in hand, Jojo creeps along the walls of the dark hallway. Finally he reaches the door, where he discovers that the ogre is inside and on the potty! Jojo tells the ogre to scram, but the sad and sweet-faced ogre is too upset! He has a stomach ache and yes, he’s also afraid of the dark! The mayhem escalates from there as more creatures appear, piling into the bathroom to hide from their many nighttime fears. Clever and funny with stellar art by Pascal Lemaître, this is a story that will delight children who love monsters and spooky stories as it defangs their fears of the dark.

About the Author

Céline Sorin was born in 1972 in Paris. She has always sought to create links and revive communication, in all its forms. When her little boy was born, she left the world of rehabilitation to write and illustrate picture books.

Pascal Lemaître is the illustrator of several books for children, including Do Not Open This Book! and The New York Times bestseller written by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison Who's Got Game?, as well as the bestselling picture books Come with Me and Listen, both written by Holly M. McGhee. Pascal lives in Brussels, Belgium, where he is a professor at the National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre.

Praise For…

“Appealing…..young children [will] be empowered to face the dark on their own….An amusing, empowering story about conquering nighttime fears." -- Kirkus Reviews

A great book for kids who are afraid of the dark (or going to the bathroom in the middle of the night)." -- Unleashing Readers

"Inverts the classic monster-under-the-bed story, and adds the need to pee!... A fun adjunct to more practical books about potty training, for ages 3-5." —Youth Services Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781662640520
ISBN-10: 1662640528
Publisher: Hippo Park
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English