Synopsis: These illustrated cat stories are all about “Oliver and Jumpy”, who are best of friends and experience many adventures together. Oliver is an elegant black tomcat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!” quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that it is only a front! Oliver has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Depending on your device, there is popup text (at Amazon) or audio available. Several talented illustrators are essential to bring these children's stories to you in quick succession. Love you all! Meow!
Thoughts: This delightful storybook contains three stories about Oliver the cat and his kangaroo friends, Jumpy and Joey.
In the first story, the three friends take a trip to Monkey Island. It's all fun and games until some monkeys kidnap baby Joey, and Oliver has to devise a way to get him back.
The second story takes the trio cave exploring with Milly the mole. The cave is actually the entrance to fairy land, which includes a magnificent palace of silvery glass. The fairy queen welcomes them, and throws a dance in their honor.
Last but not least, the little group goes to a market, where they purchase an antique table. Once home, they discover a secret drawer which holds a treasure map. The map warns that you must reach the treasure before the sun goes down, or it will be gone. With all the yummy sweet treats to tempt them on the way, will they make it in time?
All three stories are written in a manner that is easy for young children to understand,and the illustrations are clear and colorful. I look forward to sharing this with my grandson, and would recommend it to anyone with young children in their lives.
My rating: Five stars