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By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Tale about patience is perfect for beginning readers.

Book Olivier Dunrea Board 2003
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Whether waiting for a new sibling to be born, a pet kitten, or a drink of juice, kids will relate to OLLIE, a delightful book about waiting, patience, and the fact that life can’t be rushed along. The key here in the Olivier Dunrea series about Gossie and Gertie and friends is the calm, gentle attitude these characters often express toward the many frustrations of being their age, which is synonymous with the frustrations of toddlerhood.

With simple, spare ink-and-watercolor illustrations and repetitive text, the story is an easy beginning reader that kids will find amusing and relatable, while parents can enjoy its Zen-like approach to everyday frustrations.

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