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  • ISBN: 1771475005
  • ISBN: 9781771475006
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2023.

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Summary, etc.: "Princess Pru's life was practically perfect. She had two loving dads, an ostrich named Orville, and three royal tarantulas. And then one day, a ghastly ogre with crusty toenails and goopy ears moves into the house on the hill. At first, Pru sees the ogre as a nuisance: he disrupts her royal rock band practices, weekly tickle tag games, and even the hide-and-seek tournament. The townspeople are also suspicious--everyone knows ogres hate seeing people have fun. But Pru starts to wonder if the ogre is just lonely and asks her dads, the kings, if she can throw him a "Welcome to the Kingdom" party, which her over-protective parents refuse. As alarming reports about the ogre's behavior roll in--he's spotted buying cupcakes, craft supplies, and balloons--the people of the kingdom are terrified. When they receive ominous notes, which readers, like Pru, will recognize as invitations, the kings imagine the ogre plans to put them all in a stew. But Pru heads for the house on the hill at the appointed time, where she's greeted by the ogre for a party. He simply wanted to make friends. With her courage, Pru clears the way for the others to join the fun, and they spend the afternoon playing games and eating ogre-licious cupcakes with Oggy the ogre, who becomes Pru's fast friend. This heartwarming, humorous story about genuine friendship shows Pru accepting Oggy as he is, ear goop and all, and nudges the reader to do the same and not judge based on appearances."--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #2
    Fergus' story follows open-minded, welcoming Princess Pru as she decides not to judge books by their covers—or ogres by their appearances or general ogreness. When a giant, stinky, gray ogre moves to an abandoned cottage on the hill, the kingdom erupts in fear and anxiety. Even Pru's royal dads are convinced their new neighbor can't possibly be up to any good, and Pru's initial first impression of him is less than stellar. But when she realizes that the ogre's interrupting her games and rock-band rehearsals are actually his attempts to reach out and make friends, she decides to attend a "surprise" he is holding at his house and convinces her subjects to open their hearts to his invitation, too. Accompanied with vibrant illustrations in a nostalgic comic-book style, Pru and the ogre's story is one of friendship, being kind to others, and staying open to meeting new people without making preconceived judgments. The ogre is lovable and endearing in his own quirky way, and readers will root for his and Pru's new friendship. Grades K-2. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Princesses Juvenile fiction
Ghouls and ogres Juvenile fiction
Prejudices Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Genre: Picture books.

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