Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oliver And Jumpy, Stories 7-9, by Werner Stejskal

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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.

Thoughts: More great stories about Oliver and his friends Jumpy and Joey.

Winterland: Oliver wakes up to discover it has snowed overnight. This results in a public holiday, so he prepares to go out and enjoy some fun with Jumpy and Joey. 

Baby Oliver: We get to meet Oliver's family, and learn about him as a kitten. He has many adventures and learns much.

Egging: It's Egging Time in Sillandia! Everyone gets an egg to take home and keep warm until it hatches. Oliver gets a BIG surprise when his egg hatches. 

These stories are great for young children, whether adults are reading them or beginning readers take them on for themselves. There are just a few sentences on each page, and the illustrations are brightly colored, showing exactly what is mentioned in the text.

**I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

My rating: Five stars

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