Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora

“A generous woman is rewarded by her community in this remarkable author-illustrator debut that’s perfect for the Thanksgiving season, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street.

Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu’s delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?

Debut author-illustrator Oge Mora brings a heartwarming story of sharing and community to life in colorful cut-paper designs as luscious as Omu’s stew, with an extra serving of love.” (

This picture book will captivate not only your children, but also, YOU! It is a very special story with beautiful illustrations made from paper collage using bold, vibrant colors that really draws you in and adds to the richness of the story. Threaded throughout the book is the idea of love and community, sharing and caring for one another, and love for food. I am very thankful for this book and I am sure you will be, too. 

Heather Karp
Library Assistant

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Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora