In a fun riff on the tried-and-true "weird girl finds acceptance" trope, Oddrey's grateful classmates decide not just to tolerate her uniqueness but to let her actions inspire their own creativity. - Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW
There's nothing wrong with being a little bit different, as shelves of children's books on the subject can attest. Fittingly, Dave Whamond's contribution to the genre of not-fitting-in celebrates the unusual in its own colourful and charming way. - The National Post
A quick-paced, comical read. - School Library Journal
A wonderfully vibrant book, with a bubbly, inspiring protagonist. Oddrey will make a valuable addition to a classroom discussion on individualism…and children will enjoy it one on one as well.
- Resource Links
Watercolour and ink images are full of eye-catching colour, and the numerous comic touches that Whamond includes fit perfectly with the tone of the text…A comic tale that is full of good fun.
- CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A fast-paced, inspiring tale about a one-of-a-kind girl who overcomes obstacles by believing in herself and helping others believe in herself, too."
- Christian Library Journal
As a former punk rock girl, I like this oddball character, and the illustrations are super cute. - Media Macaroni
"It's stage fright night in Dave Whamond's brand-new Oddrey as Oddrey joins other individualistic protagonists... and shows just who has that star quality necessary to step up to the footlights and save the show in the nick of time."
- Books for Kids Blog
2x2 Reading List, Texas Library Association, 2012
Best Bets for Children List, Ontario Library Association, 2012
Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice, 2013
NCS Reuben Awards - Book Illustration, 2012
Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2013
Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce Award, 2014
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Shining Willow Award (shortlisted), 2013