With charming, vibrant illustrations from Andres Landazabal, Oliver’s Lollipop is Allison Wortche’s story about a family trip to the zoo and the risks associated with buying an oversized lollipop at the beginning of the visit, rather than for on the way home. The sweet sibling dynamic between Oliver and his ever-curious brother is highly relatable and the overarching lesson about not getting distracted by the wrong things in life is relevant to all. A new classic that’s great for storytime.
Oliver finds the perfect lollipop on his birthday trip to the zoo, and it's all he can think about! Forget riding the carouselhe might drop his precious treat. No point roaring at the lions with his brother or engaging with any of the animals. After all, who needs the peacocks' beautiful feathers or the flamingoes' brilliant hues when there's a colorful swirly lollipop to admire?
But when one particular zoo animal threatens to ruin the fun, Oliver learns that there's plenty more to see than the candy he'd been coveting. And sharing the dayand his sweetswith his brother might just be the most special treat of all.
Praise for Oliver's Lollipop:
"Vivid, bright paintings illuminate the well-told narrative centering a child’s singular fixation, disappointment, and family warmth." Kirkus Reviews
"A gentle, well-paced reminder to live in the moment." Publishers Weekly
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|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Andres Landazabal (andreslandazabal.squarespace.com) is an illustrator and art director whose love for drawing and painting was instilled at a young age by reading classic illustrated children's books. His work has appeared in books, film, and television. Andres lives in Colombia. You can follow him on Instagram @landafla.