Oliver by Birgitta Sif
  

Oliver

Written by Birgitta Sif
Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

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This is a stunning picture book debut that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship. Oliver is different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver's day is never dull. There are bridges to cross, sharks to fight and treasures to find! But maybe toys don't always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different? When his tennis ball rolls across the lawn into the yard of the girl next door, he just might be surprised.

Readers - both parents and children alike - will recognize themselves in the character of Oliver, a little boy trying to find his way through the world. Birgitta's remarkable talent for visual storytelling is sure to make this one of the most exciting picture books in 2013! It is a book that demands re-reading. Tiny, humorous details can be spotted on each page...look out for the mouse and the girl in the red dress!

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Oliver by Birgitta Sif

This is a stunning picture book debut that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship. Oliver is different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver's day is never dull. There are bridges to cross, sharks to fight and treasures to find! But maybe toys don't always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different? When his tennis ball rolls across the lawn into the yard of the girl next door, he just might be surprised.

Readers - both parents and children alike - will recognize themselves in the character of Oliver, a little boy trying to find his way through the world. Birgitta's remarkable talent for visual storytelling is sure to make this one of the most exciting picture books in 2013! It is a book that demands re-reading. Tiny, humorous details can be spotted on each page...look out for the mouse and the girl in the red dress!

Reviews

an excellent debut ... understated text and quirky illustration packed with detail combine to make this book a delight * Bookseller * There are many quirky details to enjoy...what a lovely introduction to irony for infants * The SL * A charming story . . . Sif's visual style is distinctive and new -- Lorna Bradbury * The Telegraph * One of my all-time favourite picture books. The illustrations are stunning and I could lose myself in them over and over again . . . it is a celebration of the strength of friendship, the joys of the imagination and above all it tells us that it's ok to be different * Bath Chronicle * A book to celebrate the power of the imagination and the value of friendship - and to remind us that we are all born free - this quirky, thoughtful and fun read will appeal to even the dizziest of daydreamers. -- Nicky Parker * Amnesty International *

About the Author

Birgitta Sif

Birgitta Sif was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She received her BEA from Cornell University and her masters from the Cambridge School of Art. She is the author and illustrator of Oliver, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Birgitta’s feet have now taken her to Cambridge, where she lives with her family. Follow her on Instagram here.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Birgitta Sif
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

22nd October 2013

ISBN

9781406345360

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