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Olly and Me Hardcover – April 12, 2004

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; childrens book edition (April 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763623741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763623746
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,246,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3-Through this warm and cozy collection of illustrated poems, a youngster's world is brought into focus. Readers meet the exuberant Katie and follow her interactions with her family and her friends throughout the year. Besides her parents and baby brother, Olly, there is her dog, Buster; Betty the sheep; her neighbor's cat; and Grandma's cat, Queenie. "But no cat-no cat-is as nice as our cat, Ginger." Fully realized vignettes capture Katie's ballet class, Dad making pancakes, Saturday shopping, watching fireworks, and visiting a Natural History Museum. Expressive gouache and oil pastels, full of realistic and child-centered detail, portray this loving, busy family as they go about their daily lives. This book is great for nightly sharing or for independent readers to enjoy as a chapter book. Either way, it's a treat.
Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL
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From Booklist

PreS-Gr. 2. Though the jacket looks like that of an inviting picture book, this volume is actually a collection of first-person poems and short prose pieces, written from a little girl's point of view. Her everyday life provides plenty of material for short narratives and reflections involving herself, her little brother, Olly, and Mom, Dad, friends, and extended family. Subjects include a winter walk in the park, a seemingly interminable car ride, a Saturday visit to the library, and a celebration of her mother's birthday. Spotlighting everyday moments in a child's world, the artwork makes this unusual format inviting. No one captures the body language, expressions, and slightly tousled look of young children quite like Shirley Hughes. From full-page pictures to small, spot illustrations, the artwork here celebrates the daily lives of preschoolers and their families. Though this series of connected writings may disappoint those looking for a single narrative, children will find plenty here to enjoy. Carolyn Phelan
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