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I Love Vacations
     

I Love Vacations

by Anna Walker
 

Ollie the zebra loves so many things, but he especially loves vacations! Ollie celebrates all the wonderful things he loves about taking time off and experiencing new places—pleasures that resonate with every reader. In the bestselling spirit of Emily Gravett, Anna Walker’s simple, appealing text and gentle illustrations are ideal for a young audience.

Overview

Ollie the zebra loves so many things, but he especially loves vacations! Ollie celebrates all the wonderful things he loves about taking time off and experiencing new places—pleasures that resonate with every reader. In the bestselling spirit of Emily Gravett, Anna Walker’s simple, appealing text and gentle illustrations are ideal for a young audience. Runaway hits in Australia, the Ollie books are easy to love and hard to put down, and I Love Vacations is a delightful treat for parents and children to share wherever they go.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With plenty of repetition and sight words, Walker makes good use of rhyme. The colored-ink illustrations are set against ample white space and give the book an airy feel. The story lines are simple enough for toddlers to understand, and the books will also appeal to budding readers."—School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
In this extremely simply story by the Australian author-illustrator of I Love Birthdays, I Love My Mom, I Love My Dad, and I Love Christmas, young zebra Ollie heads off on a seaside vacation with his doggie friend, Fred. We see Ollie busy toting beach toys, gathering shells, splashing in the water, frolicking in the waves, floating in a boat, snorkeling past fish and turtles, picnicking on the sand, slurping ice cream, and finally snuggling in his sleeping bag together with his friend. Walker's spare rhyming text is rhythmically soothing—"I pick up shells and splash by the sea. I love the waves and the waves love me!"—and her ink-and-watercolor illustrations offer plenty of restful white space on each quiet page. A lovely celebration of summer pleasures shared in the company of one dear friend, perfect for reading together on a lazy summer afternoon, with nearby waves softly lapping. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Ollie, an adorable zebra with soft gray stripes, returns in these titles. He loves to dance loudly as well as quietly, and to shake his "wobbly belly." He loves to sing anywhere: on the stairs, in the bathtub with a cup of tea, in the lemon tree. On vacation, Ollie eats ice cream, loves "sandy sandwiches," listens to owls hooting, and goes sailing. And whatever he does, his best buddy, Fred, a dog wearing a red collar, is along for the fun. With plenty of repetition and sight words, Walker makes good use of rhyme. The colored-ink illustrations are set against ample white space and give the book an airy feel. The story lines are simple enough for toddlers to understand, and the books will also appeal to budding readers.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416983217
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Anna Walker, author and illustrator of the I Love series, lives in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed a degree in Graphic Design in 1994 before becoming a freelance illustrator. Anna's illustrations have enjoyed international success in a broad range of products, from greeting cards to Christmas decorations. Anna's work has gained recognition in regular exhibitions and a Melbourne Art Directors Club award for best illustration. Visit her at www.annawalker.com.au.

Anna Walker, author and illustrator of the I Love series, lives in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed a degree in Graphic Design in 1994 before becoming a freelance illustrator. Anna's illustrations have enjoyed international success in a broad range of products, from greeting cards to Christmas decorations. Anna's work has gained recognition in regular exhibitions and a Melbourne Art Directors Club award for best illustration. Visit her at www.annawalker.com.au.

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