Ollie Jolly, Rodeo Clown

Overview

Red-haired, freckle-faced Ollie Jolly is a comical kid. Whenever folks look in his jolly face, they can't help but laugh. Just seeing Ollie Jolly makes them merry.

But not everyone likes Ollie. The class bully and a tough-as-nails teacher make his life less than ideal. And when mean Miss Tut Tuttle assigns the class to write about what they want to be when they grow up, Ollie is plumb rattled! A wild face-off with a menacing bull helps Ollie ...

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Overview

Red-haired, freckle-faced Ollie Jolly is a comical kid. Whenever folks look in his jolly face, they can't help but laugh. Just seeing Ollie Jolly makes them merry.

But not everyone likes Ollie. The class bully and a tough-as-nails teacher make his life less than ideal. And when mean Miss Tut Tuttle assigns the class to write about what they want to be when they grow up, Ollie is plumb rattled! A wild face-off with a menacing bull helps Ollie decide on his future occupation.

This delightfully silly story will charm adults and children alike, while the lively, lighthearted illustrations bring Ollie and his pals to life for young readers.

Ollie Jolly's school assignment is to describe what he wants to be when he grows up, but he has no idea what to write about until he helps a traveling rodeo clown.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Remember being a kid and having to write a report for school about what you wanted to do when you grew up? Well, Ollie Jolly has the same assignment. A happy kid that always makes others laugh, Ollie is stumped as to what he wants to be. He thinks and thinks, but he never comes to a conclusion. That is, until the rodeo comes to town. The meanest bull in the land gets loose from his trailer and the rodeo clown gets hurt trying to corral him. The Brahma bull is free to roam the town, and everyone is at risk. Is this Ollie's chance to save the town and find a career? What a wonderful book—boys and girls alike will love to hear over and over again. I know it will be a favorite of my son's. 2002, WestWinds Press,
—Scott S. Floyd
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558685536
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.04 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Harper is also the author of the award-winning young-adult novel Delfino's Journey and its award-winning sequel Teresa's Journey, as well as many works for younger readers, including Prairie Dog Pioneers, Finding Daddy, Mexicatl, and I Could Eat You Up!

Illustrator Amy Meissner lives and works in Anchorage, where she shares her studio with a pair of orange cats, her yard with a cow moose, and her berries with an elusive bear. She also illustrated Ollie Jolly, Rodeo Clown (page 36).

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