The OK Book and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 11.91
  • List Price: CDN$ 16.50
  • You Save: CDN$ 4.59 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Ok Book Hardcover – Apr 12 2007


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 11.91
CDN$ 6.15 CDN$ 4.14

2014 Books Gift Guide
Yes Please, the eagerly anticipated first book from Amy Poehler, the Golden Globe winning star of Parks and Recreation, is featured in our 2014 Books Gift Guide. More gift ideas

Frequently Bought Together

The Ok Book + Beautiful Oops!
Price For Both: CDN$ 26.31


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Picture Books (April 12 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061152552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061152559
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

Go ahead and enjoy doing things even if you're just OK at them, this friendly concept book advises. Lichtenheld (What Are You So Grumpy About?) sets aside the color spreads of his previous titles for simple line drawings based on a visual pun. The book's hero is a little stick figure whose head is the O of OK, and whose arms and legs are the K. (Imagine the word OK tipped up on its side.) The scenery is similarly minimal: a black horizon line, a squiggly tree, some grass. I like to try a lot of different things, the OK figure says. I'm not great at all of them, but I enjoy them all the same. On each succeeding page, the stick figure turns in a series of OK performances, roasting a marshmallow, cutting a sandwich not really in half (I'm an OK sharer), and looking at the result of his fishing—a tangle of seaweed and a boot. One day, I'll grow up to be really excellent at something, OK says, while lying in bed. I don't know what it is yet... but I sure am having fun figuring it out. In this age of skateboarding championships and spelling bee movies, it can't hurt to remind kids that the pleasure we take in simple activities is what makes life worthwhile. All ages.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children and grown-ups. Her children's books include Plant a Kiss (illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds); Little Pea and This Plus That (Jen Corace); Cookies: Bit-Size Life Lessons (Jane Dyer); Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Yes Day!, and Exclamation Mark (Tom Lichtenheld); Spoon and Chopsticks (Scott Magoon); The Wonder Book (Paul Schmid); Uni the Unicorn (Brigette Barrager); and Awake Beautiful Child (Gracia Lam). Her work for grown-ups includes the memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and the film project The Beckoning of Lovely. Amy lives online at www.whoisamy.com and for real in Chicago.



Tom Lichtenheld is the author and illustrator of What Are You So Grumpy About?, What's with This Room?, and Everything I Know About Pirates and the illustrator of his first two collaborations with Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The OK Book and It's Not Fair! He lives in Geneva, Illinois.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By Frizzy on May 19 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Beautiful book with a very powerful message for our young children !! My seven year old loved it!! Great buy!!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a gentle and fun book that affirms our differences and every child's right to try new things and be okay.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By ally copsey on Nov. 30 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Love it!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 24 reviews
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Great for my "perfectionist" kiddo! July 8 2007
By L. A. Wilcox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was a wonderful surprise for us. While I hadn't heard much about it, I thought it could be a helpful book for our four-year-old who lives with Asperger's Syndrome and has some real perfectionist-driven tendencies, so I ordered it with a slew of other books.

We love to read the simple, powerful text together. And, on his own, our son has begun to draw his own "OK" character when we're using sidewalk chalk!

I would recommend this book to anyone with a young child, especially a child who can be overly self-critical.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Great Book, Great Message June 30 2007
By Gary T. Doyle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
What a charming book. The whimsy and wisdom will appeal to both kids and adults. And the message is a timely one in a day and age where kids are pushed to be great at all kinds of things: it's ok to be ok, and eventually you'll find something you're excellent at. Plus the book had a neat little ending that wrapped everything up. Buy 2 and give one to a friend's child. Highly recommended.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The OK Book Dec 14 2007
By Linda N. Warren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The OK Book is great! I have shared it with my classes at school, and the children love it, too. We are all OK, not perfect, but willing to try our best. Good example for children and a good conversation starter.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The OK Book Feb. 22 2008
By Judi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a fabulous book for preschoolers--it introduces the letters O and K and gets across the message that you don't have to be perfect at everything to feel "ok".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Clever book and good for a beginner reader Sept. 22 2007
By boysmom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a simple yet clever book using the word OK to be the character and a word and teach a lesson. My son who is in first grade reads it.


Feedback