Synopses & Reviews
Friends Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting for Ollie to hatch. They try poking, listening to, even sitting on top of his eggand#8212;but Ollie is Ollie and he will decide when it's time to hatch. Any child that has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible! Featuring the childlike sensibility and expressive watercolor illustrations Gossie and Friends fans love, this brand-new Level 1 Green Light Reader comes with a bonus audio download. Page-turn signals guide early readers.
and#147;Dunrea successfully adds to the and#145;Gossie and Gertieand#8217; cast with these endearing tales.and#8221; School Library Journal, Starred
and#147;With their simple watercolors and narrative, along with diminutive heroes who assert a budding independence, these tales demonstrate once again how well their creator knows his audience.and#8221; Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Pre-schoolers will relate to Ollie's point of view and delight in his humorous reactions to the new world he's discovering." Booklist, ALA
and#147;Dunreaand#8217;s keen awareness of young childrenand#8217;s concerns and quirks translates into charmingly simple illustrations and text.and#8221; Kirkus Reviews
"Dunrea's text...is packed with toddler-sized drama, and Gossie and Gertie easily assume the roles of older sisters dealing with a pesky but beloved younger brother." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...the geese tromp, stomp, romp and jump around the farmyard in a way that is quite satisfying when read aloud." The New York Times Book Review
Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting, but Ollie will . . . not . . . hatch! Olivier Dunrea's tale about the goslings' impatience for a new arrival will ring perfectly true for antsy older siblings everywhere.and#160;Thisand#160;brand-newand#160;Level 1and#160;Green Light Reader comes with a bonus audio download. Page-turn signals guide early readers.
Friends Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting for Ollie to hatch. They try poking, listening, even sitting on top of his eggand#8212;but Ollie just wonand#8217;t come out.
Ollie is Ollie and he will decide when itand#8217;s time to hatch. Fans of Gossie and Gossie and Gertie will find Ollie just as charming and delightful as the first two books. Any toddler that has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible.
About the Author
OLIVIER DUNREA is the creator of beautiful and well-loved childrenandrsquo;s books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.