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The Tales of Olga Da Polga Paperback – June 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192754955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192754950
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,785,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`There are a great many animal stories on the bookshelves these days, but it takes a lot to beat the charm and gentle humour of Olga da Polga . . . Just sit back and enjoy.' Home and School

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christine on February 5, 2003
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Olga da Polga is a wonderful book from the creator of Paddington the Bear. It begins at the pet shop where Olga dreams of the world outside, and moves to her "house on legs" in the Sawdust family's garden. Along the way we meet the family she belongs to, her friends from their garden, and are entertained by both the tales about Olga, and the ones she creates for her friends. It's a low-key but charming book for those who love animals, and find humor in the little things they do. Children who favor the WWF,Yugio and Power Rangers will probably find the stories a bit tame, but my seven-year old son enjoyed the series of Olga books as much as I did when I was his age.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1998
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Olga da Polga was read to me at bedtime by my parents when I was about five. 25+ years later, I still remember Olga's antics and stories. As a child, I even went so far as to name my guinea pig "Olga da Polga". A super book for youngsters!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 31, 1998
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Olga da Polga is one of my favorite children's books. It is the delightful story of a mischievious guinea pig. Written from Olga's perspective, the reader gets quite a different view of the world. The story is light-hearted and sweet without being sappy. It is arranged in adventure-type stories ideal for short before-bed readings.
I read this book with my nieces (ages 8-10), and they adored it as much as I did when I was a child (and still do). They immediately asked for copies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2004
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This book is a charming story about a sassy, clever, adventurous guinea pig with a style all her own. Bond is imaginative, insightful and succintly well written. Olga is self possesed, somewhat mischievous and weaves a web of characters around her into a colorful tapestry of her own creation. I'm sure by the end you'll agree that her ventures end all too soon.
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This is the story of a guinea pig named Olga, told from her perspective. From it you learn what a guinea pig likes. How they want their beds to be made, their fur combed, how to pick them up and all of the other aspects of the day-to-day care of a guinea pig. She is also a bit of a scamp, escaping, starting incredible rumors among the animals, and sometimes being pompous and self-centered. In many ways she is a typical pet.

A combination of being an engaging tale about a lovable small pet and her thoughts on her treatment, this is a book that will help teach young children how to care for small pets. The gentleness that is required and to understand that they are creatures with feelings that need to be considered. I recommend this book for the child approximately nine years old.
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