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Oddrey by Dave Whamond

Funny. original. Inspiring. 

You can't help but fall in love with this little girl, who strives to be her own person. When everyone is drawing a red apple, she decides to draw a blue one. Her whacky ideas don't always make her the popular girl in school, but she does prefer to dance to the beat of her own drum. She's always been that way, doing unexpected things that don't follow the status quo. 

Sometimes it's lonely being the odd one out, but the positive Oddrey doesn't let anything get her down for very long. She just gets on up and continues to make the best out of any situation.

Dave Whamond's writing and illustrations are beautifully portrayed in Oddrey. Dave is no stranger to the world of children's books. His book Frank and Laverne was one of my favourite children's books last year. Saturated with visual and verbal humour, Frank and Laverne tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a cat and a dog, told from both perspectives. 

The strength of Dave Whamond's stories are clearly in the emotional tug of the characters. Drawn with pinpoint precision, Dave's characters evoke something visceral in the readers, that you can't but help fall in love with them.

    Oddrey by Dave Whamond is published by Chirp, chickaDEE and OWL 

    Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog:, as well as a lifestyle blog: T: @SukasaStyle) 

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