Monday, May 2, 2011

The TTLG 2011 Picture Book Celebration: Book One hundred and twenty-two

When my daughter was little she was a warbler, singing and humming little tunes all day long. Even now, at the great age of almost eleven, she hums her herself as she goes about her day. Often she does not even realize that she is doing it. 

Today's book is for all all those little warblers who love to sing.
Anna Walker
Picture Book
For ages 2 to 5
Simon and Schuster, 2011, 978-4169-8322-4
   Ollie loves to sing, wherever he is. He sings when he gets up in the morning, while he has his breakfast, in rain or shine. Sometimes he sings with his brother “just for fun.” His brother covers his ears, but Ollie doesn’t mind. Ollie even takes his songs outside into the park where he sings with the ducks and his dog Fred “who loves to bark.” Throughout the day Ollie sings his little tunes, until night falls and it is bedtime. Propped up in bed with a book and a stuffed animal, Ollie sings a “happy song for me and Fred.”
   Ollie the little zebra is the kind of book character that little children will fall in love with. This story is typical of  this series with its simplicity, its gently rhyming text, and its delightfully minimal colored ink illustrations.

1 comment:

Annalisa said...

i'm a warbler, lalala! i'm getting this book for my son who wants to be a rockstar when he grows up. thank you for the review!