Oliver: Oliver (who travelled far and wide) and the Noisy Baby by Mara Bergman

Oliver: Oliver (who travelled far and wide) and the Noisy Baby

Written by Mara Bergman
Illustrated by Nick Maland
Part of the Oliver Series


Oliver: Oliver (who travelled far and wide) and the Noisy Baby by Mara Bergman

Oliver's baby sister won't stop crying. Oliver gets in his plane and travels to distant lands to get away from the noise. But wherever he goes, there are babies crying. Oliver wonders if back home HIS sister might need him so he flies back to cuddle her to sleep!A new story from a talented prize-winning author/illustrator team praised for their rhythmic imaginative texts and gloriously detailed illustrations.


A really good book that you could reread over and over again. * Guardian * This is a delightful picture book. It has a strong rhythm and rhyming stucture which make it great for reading aloud. * School Librarian * The pictures are big, bright and enchanting... Bergman's rhyming text is spot on, both catchy and fun and easy to join in with. * Carousel * Fun illustrations and a clever rhyming text. * Junior * 'I've left my favourite to last. Oliver Who Would Not Sleep is a tale of a boy for whom bed is the springboard of a restless imagination... Mara Bergmans

... revs up at blast off, grows quiet for Oliver's contemplation of Mars and then whizzes him back home and puts him gently, gently down to sleep. Nick Maland's illustrations keep pace, and they move the reader skilfully between the sold world of the bedroom and its contents and the porous world of play that Oliver makes for them. * Clive Barnes, Books for Keeps * In Oliver Who Would Not Sleep (Hodder GBP10.99), Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep COULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP! as a splendidly rhythmic text by Mara Bergman unfolds the story of a boy's imaginative play. He takes a trip to Mars before he settles down. Nick Maland's stylish illustrations add intriguing incident to the tale, using muted colour and lots of pattern. * Nicolette Jones, Times * 'Small children snug in their own beds will relish such wild journeys by someone the same age as themselves' * Independent on Sunday * A picture book that will no doubt be revisited many times by any child lucky enough to get it. * The Bookseller * Oliver who was small by Mighty: Oliver A deliciously funny portrayal of the way that a small child transforms a bath into an epic, it will remind you why keeping at least one pirate boat and a few plastic sharks and dolphins are essential. * Amanda Craig, Times * A story with wonderfuflly rhythmic text, lively illustrations and great empathy for young children's fears. * Nursery World * About Oliver who was small but mighty: Through the terrific rhyming text and bold illustrations Oliver discovers that, though small, he is indeed mighty as he lives through his fears in this glorious, rollicking work of imagination. * Julia Eccleshare, Guardian * Quirky illustrations with original characters let the gentle rhythm of this story unfold with perfect precision. * Books for Keeps * verse and illustrations come together to create a rosy vision of family life at its best * Carousel * Quirky illustrations with original characters let the gentle rhythm of the story unfold with perfect precision...an excellent addition to any family library * Books for Keeps * A great book to give to a child who is preparing to take on the mantle of big brother or sister * Junior * A delightful picture book...strong rhythm and rhyming structure make it great for reading aloud * School Librarian *

About the Author

Mara Bergman

Mara Bergman is an editor at Walker Books. She lives in England.

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32 pages


Mara Bergman
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st March 2012



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