No Fits, Nilson! by Zachariah OHora {Review, Giveaway}

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No Fits, Nilson! By Zachariah OHora

No Fits Nilson

If you remember, last year we had the good fortune to meet Zachariah OHora, author of Stop Snoring, Bernard! – an adorable kids’ book that has been in heavy rotation in our collection, while he was touring on his Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child tour. (Stop Snoring, Bernard! was the 2012 selection of the year for PA One Book.)

OHora is also a talented illustrator. His illustrations have appeared in The New York TimesAtlantic MagazineBloomberg BusinessWeek and Philadelphia Magazine, among others.

When he mentioned last year that he had another project in the works, we looked forward to discovering a new favorite, complete with the imaginative illustrations we’ve come to expect from OHora.

We were not disappointed.

No Fits, Nilson! addresses the elephant in the room when it comes to raising kids. Er, the gorilla in the room? In either case, it addresses the tantrums we’ve come to know well with toddlers (and sometimes, preschoolers) and helps kids learn the art of navigating their emotions through trial-and-error, compromise and a whole lot of banana ice cream.

We’re looking forward to lots of time spent reading and visiting with Amelia and Nilson. And less time experiencing gorilla-sized fits. (We hope!)

Want to join us? A No Fits, Nilson! Giveaway

One very lucky reader will win their very own autographed copy of No Fits, Nilson! How cool is that?

To enter, use the Rafflecopter entry form below. Good luck!

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Ends July 18, 2013 at midnight. Winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook or Twitter.


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To facilitate this review, I received an advance reader’s copy of the book. All opinions in my book reviews are my own.


  1. says

    I am not entering because I have a copy, but I just want to say how great of a guy Zach OHora is and show support for your post. He spoke at out Lit Conference and everyone LOVED him…this book is fabulous – my 4 yo and 2 yo were engaged the whole time. I plan on reviewing it in a week or so… :)

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by, Heather (and thanks for the comment)! He was great with all the kids, too, when we saw him on his Stop Snoring, Bernard! book tour last year. He had them all involved and excited – and they loved hearing about his inspiration for Bernard. It’s nice to hear your kids love Nilson and Amelia, too! Looking forward to reading your review of it!

  2. Audrey says

    Work in a preschool . . . so many fits ~ so unnecessary. Looks like a book I could be recommending. Here’s to a gorilla-free year. 😉

  3. says

    Well, I learned that Zach and I have the same publisher…and that he draws Russian prison tattoos on his kids! Thanks for the fun interview, Alissa. I’d love to win the book as the contest ends on my birthday!

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