Oliver is an elegant tuxedo cat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!”, quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that he has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Love you all! Meow! Mice Chase - Oliver teaches the children of his friend Mousy how to escape a cat. He doesn't eat mice because of his allergy. Smoke over the Sea - Oliver wants to rescue people in trouble but gets himself into trouble. Lazy Squirrel - Oliver helps Squirly to find her stolen nuts and teaches another lazy squirrel a lesson.
About the Author
Born in Vienna, Austria, Werner is now living in Perth, Australia with his wife, two married children, and three grandchildren. He worked many years in the printing industry and later for the United Nations in Vienna. After an eventful life, now retired, he began to write children's stories, had them illustrated through Upwork, narrated them himself for YouTube and finally published the ebooks on most platforms. Werner's dream is to see "Oliver and Jumpy" animated as a TV series. There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made Werner decide to write something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia, he watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where Freeman teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first story. This inspired Werner as well and the first stories with his two characters Oliver, the elegant tomcat, and Jumpy, his kangaroo lady friend, made their appearance. Some very capable illustrators have helped to create this picture book series.
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Oliver and Jumpy, Volume 18 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
New babies in nappies enhance a tail of flying pancakes and family mess. A Jonah-esque whale of a tale, follows the thumping of Jumpy’s tail. And a rainy day story of water, a brown bear and honey rounds out the set. There’s something for every child in this nicely different collection. Hot, cold and in-between, with different fonts and different styles of art, plus some nicely taught lessons, this latest entry in the Oliver and Jumpy and collection is well worth the read, especially for Oliver’s many fans. The last tale even ends with a whole page of text, encouraging young listeners who have maybe delayed learning to read. Disclosure: I got it on a deal