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No Fits, Nilson!

Zachariah Ohora

Amelia tells her gigantic gorilla friend “No fits, Nilson!” whenever he loses his temper. Familiar triggers include a toppled block tower, shoes that are too tight, and boring errands with adults. Amelia offers support to help him avoid meltdowns, until Nilson gets the last banana ice cream- then Amelia has a fit! Nilson offers to share his scoop and all is well. Readers will giggle when Amelia kisses Nilson goodnight and they realize he’s actually a pint-sized stuffed animal who has been helping her manage her feelings. Ohora’s acrylic paintings feature cheerful matte colors, crisp white spaces and thick black outlines – perfect for this modern fable. Ages 4-6