Oliver's Must-Do Listby Susan Brown, Mary Sullivan (Illustrator)
Oliver wants his mother to play with him. But when his mother checks her must-do list posted on the refrigerator door, she discovers the morning is filled with many things to do, such as laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, and other chores. So, Oliver goes off to play by himself. A similar exchange occurs when Oliver tries again later that day. So, on the
Oliver wants his mother to play with him. But when his mother checks her must-do list posted on the refrigerator door, she discovers the morning is filled with many things to do, such as laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, and other chores. So, Oliver goes off to play by himself. A similar exchange occurs when Oliver tries again later that day. So, on the following morning, Oliver presents his mother with a must-do list of his own: tell a joke, drive a race car, build a fort, count the stars, and find the Big Dipper. That's when Oliver's mother gets to work--and the fun begins.
- Highlights Press
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- 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Susan Taylor Brown is the author of the picture book Can I Pray with My Eyes Open? She is also the author of the young adult novels Flirtation Waltz and Listen to the Gypsies, as well as a number of easy readers.
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Oliver wants his mother to play with him, but her must-do list has no end. He tries to entertain himself, but the games aren¿t as much fun without a playmate. Oliver finds a clever solution and spends a special, fun-filled day doing what kids do best¿PLAYING! I immediately fell in love with Oliver. What a personality! Oliver feels like a real kid, begging for attention and desperate to get more mommy time. Oliver is a sweet, imaginative and enterprising kid who young readers will want to emulate. Kids will feel Oliver¿s pain, and parents will share in his mother¿s guilt. It seems there¿s always too much work and no time to play! After reading this book, my own children insisted that I do not play with them enough, so I challenged them to post their own must-do lists on the refrigerator. It was also an excellent opportunity to discuss chores, responsibilities¿and things we can all do around the house to help mommy have more time to play. Plus, they had some fun activities on their lists! Teachers and parents will appreciate the 12-page teaching guide available at the author¿s website. It¿s full of great classroom and at-home activities that build on the book's content and feed young minds. Also of note: a traveling Oliver promotion--Oliver can visit your book store or school! See the author's site for details OLIVER'S MUST-DO LIST is a wonderful reminder to take a break for fun time, snuggle time, wish-upon-a-star time. Be sure to clear a spot on the fridge for pint-sized must-do lists before reading this book!