Local Writer: Oval Man by Mary Davis Gage

I have to tell you about a book I just got, Oval Man.

It is by a local writer and illustrated by her daughter.

Oval Man
By Mary Davis Gage
Illustrated by Anya Louise Davis

Oval Man has so much I love. This is an ideal book to read to children and the illustrations are beautiful.

The book is good to read aloud dramatically. And it has phrases like “Three-cornered drops of drool dripped to the floor” and “our food tastes like garbage grease,” that kids will love.

The vocabulary isn’t too basic, but once kids have heard it a few times, I bet they can read it all by themselves, too.

Pronunciation Guide

There is a pronunciation guide for unfamiliar words.

How to Draw Oval Man

And at the end of the book, there is a simple drawing lesson. With these easy instructions, kids can recreate the drawings in the book or draw a new adventure for Oval Man.

Ovaltina the little dog

The little dog, Ovaltina, is adorable.  And the drawing lesson makes her easy to draw, too.

The main character is a superhero, Oval Man. His wife, Ovalah is the president.

My kids loved identifying shapes. This book goes a little farther and includes not just triangles by types of triangles.

The book teaches important things without banging kids over the head with it.

  • The president is a woman.
  • Nutritious food is delicious.
Oval Man has beautiful illustrations
  • The Solar System includes the Kuiper belt.
  • The superhero apologizes to the bad guy when he accidentally hurts him.
  • If you don’t know something, look it up.

You can buy the book right now. It is on Amazon.