Ollie's Easter Eggs board book

Ollie's Easter Eggs board book

by Olivier Dunrea
     
 

Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, and Peedie are all dyeing Easter eggs. Ollie wants Easter eggs too and he has a plan on how he'll get them! Humor and vibrant ink-and-watercolor illustrations fill Olivier Dunrea's holiday follow-up to Merry Christmas, Ollie. Dunrea again gets the preschooler emotions exactly right, capturing a range of holiday-inspired feelings, from

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Overview

Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, and Peedie are all dyeing Easter eggs. Ollie wants Easter eggs too and he has a plan on how he'll get them! Humor and vibrant ink-and-watercolor illustrations fill Olivier Dunrea's holiday follow-up to Merry Christmas, Ollie. Dunrea again gets the preschooler emotions exactly right, capturing a range of holiday-inspired feelings, from Ollie's wiggly impatience to be included to the pure joy of the older goslings discovering that Ollie has arranged the best Easter egg hunt of all.

Includes sheet of colorful stickers!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The simple declarative phrases and gently humorous illustrations are just right for the age group...Stickers are included."--Publishers Weekly

"Gossie and her friends are back, dyeing Easter eggs...As in the other "Gossie and Friends" books, the illustrations are bright watercolors against a white background. Fans and newcomers alike will be delighted with this latest installment."--School Library Journal

"As with all of his books, the overall effect is just this side of too-cute-for-words, landing it in exactly the right range of adorable. Although toddlers and young preschoolers may be mystified at the madness behind Ollie’s method, as he steals his compatriots’ hidden eggs and then hides them again, there’ll be more than pleased by his triumphant ending."--Kirkus

School Library Journal
PreS—Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, and Peedie each dye their Easter eggs red, blue, purple, and yellow, respectively. Gossie hides hers in the grass. Gertie hides her in a haystack. BooBoo hides hers in a pot filled with tulips. And Peedie hides his under a green turtle. A while later, the goslings are surprised when they find their eggs missing and go on a real Easter egg hunt. They find them wrapped in shiny green ribbon as Ollie proudly looks on. Small, creative details appear hidden on each page, such as a snail, a butterfly, a piece of green ribbon, a frog, and a spider. Ollie sports an adorable rabbit-ear cap. The crisp illustrations, done in pen, ink, and gouache, show the characters in action. For example, each time Ollie hides an egg, he has to use his beak, or webbed feet, while pushing very hard, which emphasizes his small size and weight, in relation to the egg. Fans of Dunrea's series will love this new installment. It's festive and pure fun.—Anne Beier, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547859187
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Series:
Gossie and Friends Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
103,521
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Just this side of too-cute-for-words, landing it in exactly the right range of adorable." Kirkus

"The simple declarative phrases and gently humorous illustrations are just right for the age group...Stickers are included."—Publishers Weekly

"Gossie and her friends are back, dyeing Easter eggs...As in the other "Gossie and Friends" books, the illustrations are bright watercolors against a white background. Fans and newcomers alike will be delighted with this latest installment."—School Library Journal

"As with all of his books, the overall effect is just this side of too-cute-for-words, landing it in exactly the right range of adorable. Although toddlers and young preschoolers may be mystified at the madness behind Ollie’s method, as he steals his compatriots’ hidden eggs and then hides them again, there’ll be more than pleased by his triumphant ending."—Kirkus

Meet the Author


Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

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