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Oliver Who Was Small But Mighty
     

Oliver Who Was Small But Mighty

by Mara Bergman, Nick Maland (Illustrator)
 

The night the wind started to bump and to bash was the night the rain started to thump and to thrash.
Oliver was small, he didn't like it at all. He wished he was tall and mighty. Oliver is having a bath during a thunderstorm and as the thunder gets louder and the storm gets more scary he uses his imagination to face his fears and overcome them.

Overview

The night the wind started to bump and to bash was the night the rain started to thump and to thrash.
Oliver was small, he didn't like it at all. He wished he was tall and mighty. Oliver is having a bath during a thunderstorm and as the thunder gets louder and the storm gets more scary he uses his imagination to face his fears and overcome them.

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With the wind howling outside the bathroom window, Oliver is feelng mighty small against the elements. How he wishes he was tall and mighty. With that our diminutive hero takes a deep breath and dives into his bath and sets off on a watery adventure, where he sails among mermaids, whales and dolphins, pirates and sea monsters, courtesy of his vivid imagination.—JUNIOR

A deliciously funny portrayal of the way that a small child transforms a bath into an epic, it will remind you why keeping at least one pirate boat and a few plastic sharks and dolphins are essential.—Amanda Craig, Times

A story with wonderfuflly rhythmic text, lively illustrations and great empathy for young children's fears.—Nursery World

A wonderfully rhythmic read about overcoming your fears, this is an exceptionally strong picture book with superb illustrations.—SW

An incredibly imaginative and creative tale of Oliver's bathtime adventure with superb lyrical text. This will appeal to all childre with bright lively minds.—Family Interest Magazine

Lively illustrations,... The influence of Maurice Sendak can be sensed.—School Librarian

Through the terrific rhyming text and bold illustrations Oliver discovers that, though small, he is indeed mighty as he lives through his fears in this glorious, rollicking work of imagination.—Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340930557
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/08/2009
Series:
Oliver Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
889,822
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

Meet the Author

Mara Bergman grew up in Wantagh, Long Island, USA, and knew at an early age that she wanted to be a writer. Her poems have been published in many magazines, and she received a Writer's Bursary from South East Arts UK, as well as prizes in several poetry competitions. Mara has always felt a strong link between poetry and picture books, and she began to write for children when her own were young. She now works in London as a children's fiction editor and lives in Tunbridge Wells with her family and their many pets.

Nick graduated in English & Drama from London University in 1981. He pursued a career in the theatre - acting and directing in the London fringe and, during this time, devloped an interest in drawing, which soon took over as a full-time career. He was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award (for Welcome Night) and the Children's Book Award (for Brave Whale). Parenting Magazine in America gave Big Blue Whale an award. He has a daughter and a son and lives in London.

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