Ollie and Claireby Tiffany Strelitz Haber, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
Ollie and Claire are as tight as two friends can be. Every day they picnic together, every day they do yoga together, and every evening they eat dinner together. But when Claire longs to break free from this routine and dreams of traveling the world, she worries that Ollie would never join her. So she takes matters into her own hands and finds a mysterious
Ollie and Claire are as tight as two friends can be. Every day they picnic together, every day they do yoga together, and every evening they eat dinner together. But when Claire longs to break free from this routine and dreams of traveling the world, she worries that Ollie would never join her. So she takes matters into her own hands and finds a mysterious travel partner when she sees a sign posted on a tree. Who could it be? And how can she ever tell Ollie?
With a fun twist leading to a surprise ending, Ollie and Claire is a sweet and fun tribute to dynamic duos everywhere, who might feel the need to mix things up every once in a while.
PreS-Gr 1—"Ollie and Claire were a tightly knit pair,/like hot buttered biscuits and jam." So begins this heartwarming, rhyming story about two adorable pooches whose friendship is tested when one develops a longing for adventure. Ollie and Claire have a routine that includes a lot of interesting activities such as yodeling, yoga, and running hurdles, but even so, Claire can't resist when she sees an advertisement for a travel companion. "Do you love hula dancing and/sledding through snow?/Do you feel like you need/to explore?/Adventure is calling,/let's go go go go!/Meet me here Monday at 4." Resolved to follow her heart, Claire packs her bags but then has a moment of pause when she thinks about leaving Ollie behind. In the meantime, visual clues will lead observant readers to the happy conclusion, which is reminiscent of a well-known romantic comedy. The charm of this book resides less in its familiar plot than in the well-constructed text and amusing pen and watercolor illustrations. With their fresh palette and energetic characters, these pictures are a vital partner in the telling of this sweet and satisfying tale.—Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.86(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Tiffany Strelitz Haber ( www.itsrhymetime.com) was born in New Jersey, raised in New York City, has traveled extensively, and lives for adventures. She currently lives with her family in central New Jersey.
Matthew Cordell (www.matthewcordell.com) was born in Greenville, South Carolina, into a family of auto mechanics and car enthusiasts, so naturally, he became an artist. He now lives in the Chicago area with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their daughter.
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