Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ollie the Purple Elephant by Jarrett J Krosoczka
Who wouldn't love a happy purple elephant named Ollie who likes to dance? The tenant in the apartment below, that's who!
Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this picture book for review (thank you). It was published the first part of October and is available at your local bookstore now.
Little ones who love stories about pets will enjoy this story. Ollie is looking for a home and gets adopted by a young family. He learns to play hopscotch and kickball. He also loves the dance parties the McLaughlins have after dinner.
However, the cat is not fond of this usurper and wants him gone. So she conspires with the downstairs neighbor to remove the purple monster from their building. They put him a circus...
Here's a copy of the book trailer to entice you into buying a copy: Ollie
This is an interesting tale with an unusual ending and will certainly charm the little readers. Why not put a copy under your tree for them?