Review: Olivia

Olivia And The Missing ToyOlivia And The Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My 8 year old brought Olivia and the Missing Toy home from the library one day. I’ll be honest, upon seeing it, I thought, “What in the world was she thinking? That looks something for preschoolers drawn by kindergartners.”

But I was wrong. The author managed to create a book that can entertain younger children with the simplicity of the plot and the silliness of the drawings, but that has enough going on that even second-graders who can read to themselves could find the humor in it. And I admit that I snorted a few laughs at the various parents-will-understand moments throughout the book.

An excellent read-out-loud to younger kids (for the parent and the child!), and a funny read for 1st and 2nd graders.

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