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William Joyce's popular little Polie is getting into some big-time hijinks after Mom and Dad head off for a trip.
Rolie Polie Olie is tickled that he's growing more "Rolie up" every day, but when Mom and Dad leave for a Mount Big Ball vacation -- and leave him home with Pappy, Zowie, and Spot because he's too little -- Olie gets a "really bad idea." After hauling out the "shrink-and-grow-a-lator," Olie accidentally reduces himself down to dolly-size, which Zowie loves, until Spot comes to his rescue. Then he pushes the bigger button "reeeally hard" and enlarges himself to giant Polie size. Olie hops into outer space and eats a yummy treat on the ice cream planet, but when he has some unfortunate run-ins with the moon and sun, the mischievous Polie crashes down on Mount Big Ball "with a big KABOOM!" Thankfully, Mom, Dad, and Spot (who shows up with the shrink-and-grow-a-lator) show up to resize the lonely and hurt little guy, and he's brought back home to "his bed that was just big enough...for now."
With all the playfulness and stellar artwork that Olie's fans love, Big Time Olie should prove to be a colossal hit! Rolie Polie Olie is as rambunctious and fun-loving as ever, and his story will be a huge crowd-pleaser for storytime audiences. Joyce's art provides the futuristic, heartwarming glow that's familiar in all of his Olie books, and readers will be searching the pages for surprising details and hilarious expressions (especially from Spot). Another Rolie cosmic delight! Matt Warner