Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bayby Elaine Ann Allen, Kelli Nash (Illustrator)
"You don't understand," said Olly. "I want to do something important." "Important?" said Mr. Oyster. "Yes," Olly explained. "I want to help clean the bay like the blue crab and the barnacle and the sea cucumber and the sea urchin." There once was a young oyster named Olly who lived in the Chesapeake Bay. He loved to drift with the currents, but Olly had been
"You don't understand," said Olly. "I want to do something important." "Important?" said Mr. Oyster. "Yes," Olly explained. "I want to help clean the bay like the blue crab and the barnacle and the sea cucumber and the sea urchin." There once was a young oyster named Olly who lived in the Chesapeake Bay. He loved to drift with the currents, but Olly had been traveling his whole life and wanted to settle down. He wanted to do something importanthelp clean the Chesapeake Bay. But what can a little oyster do? He doesn't have pincers or fingers or sharp teeth or legs and feet. Journey under the Chesapeake Bay with Olly's little minnow friend and find out how Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay. Preschool to grade 2
- Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
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- 7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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This wonderfully illustrated story of Olly the Oyster will delight a child with its message that every creature has importance. New vocabulary is introduced in an authentic way and the whimsical illustrations will capture a child's imagination. This book is a welcome addition to any collection!
I was enchanted by this simple but important story about Olly and his quest to find his purpose. The illustrations are extraordinary. The underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay comes alive with vivid colors and imaginative portrayals of the main characters. As an educator, I would recmmend this book to becme a part of every library collection.
My daughter loves this book, and I love it because it sends a great message about how important one person or oyster can be. The illustrations are fantastic. My daughter really is fascinated by the drawings and now she wants to be an artist - gotta love that!
I bought this book for my daughter. It¿s very cute and funny. I found myself smiling as Olly learned how the other animals and ultimately himself were a great team of housekeepers. The writing is sharp and filled with new vocabulary to spark young minds. The illustrations are fantastic. They not only bring the story to life, but the illustrator left little surprises on the pages like a treasure hunt. I won¿t spoil it, but kids will love it. I highly recommend this for any parent, teacher or librarian looking for a new book to add to their library.