Saturday 2 June 2007

Oliver Has Something to Say by Pamela Edwards. Illustrated by Louis Pilon

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Pamela Edwards brings us a wonderfully amusing book for children. The main character is Oliver, a quiet little boy who we learn about from the many people in his life. His mother tells us that he loves trains. His sister tells us that he is afraid of dogs. They never give him a chance to speak for himself so how well can they really know him?

When Oliver has his first day at prekindergarten, he finds himself in a new situation. There are no bossy family members to answer for him and so he is left trying to find his own voice. When he gets home, his family are in for a shock!

This is a delightful book. The story is memorable, funny and likely to be one of those books which your child will beg you to read again and again. The illustrations by Louis Pilon accompany the tale perfectly and bring the story to life in a very vivid and colourful way.

The book is geared towards children in the 4-6 age range but is a fun read for anyone. I think this is an amazing book in that it will inspire and promote confidence in children who are shy or quiet. It will teach them that it's okay to share thoughts and opinions, and help them learn to develop their own preferences.

1 comment:

Callista said...

Just stumbled upon your blog looking for reviews of this book. I am including a link to your review in mine. Happy to see another Canadian book blog.