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The Resource Merry Christmas, Ollie!, Olivier Dunrea

Merry Christmas, Ollie!, Olivier Dunrea

Label
Merry Christmas, Ollie!
Title
Merry Christmas, Ollie!
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Dunrea
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Christmas Eve, Ollie and the other goslings anxiously await the arrival of Father Christmas Goose
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • PreS Dunrea's fans will be pleased to see his characters return in a simple picture book with a Christmas theme. All the little goslings are anticipating the arrival of Father Christmas. Ollie stomps about impatiently asking, "Is Christmas here yet?" When the pivotal moment comes, he reacts quite differently from the other little geese. While the story is slight, the focus on Ollie's childlike anticipation is right on target. Dunrea's graceful ink drawings and beautiful washes offer an appealing alternative to more complex, but less satisfying Christmas picture books. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 10-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 105, number 4, p46)
  • PreS –First-time readers and those already familiar with Dunrea’s goslings will be delighted by this simple story about anticipating the holiday. Seated in the snow with their beaks leaning forward and dressed in winter wear, Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, Peedie, and Ollie await the arrival of Father Christmas Goose. While the others interrupt their vigil for holiday preparations, Ollie remains steadfastly in place. His reward is a personal greeting from Father Christmas Goose (who looks majestic wearing an aviator cap and goggles) and the important task of announcing to everyone that Christmas has indeed arrived. Remaining true to his uncomplicated watercolor style, Dunrea maintains an element of charm to Ollie’s waiting, depicting his impatience as sweet and subdued, rather than manic and obsessed. Parents and children will immediately relate to this youngster’s excitement.–Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library --Joanna K. Fabicon (Reviewed October 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 10, p93)
  • Dunrea continues his successful series about a gaggle of goslings with this simple story for preschoolers about the anticipation that little ones experience before Christmas. The five goslings, each wearing a different hat, wait anxiously in snowy fields for the arrival of Father Christmas Goose. They hang up their stockings and boots in the barn and ask each other when Christmas might arrive. The smallest gosling, Ollie, has the most trouble waiting, stomping and shouting in his impatience. Ollie stubbornly waits outside in the snow by himself, and he is rewarded by seeing Father Christmas Goose. Dunrea deftly employs an understated simplicity in his spare text and in his delicate watercolor-and-ink illustrations of the gawky goslings. The latter are attractively presented in vignette format surrounded by white space that extends the wintry feeling. The choice of Father Christmas Goose as the Santa character is a clever play on words, but this concept may be confusing for some children, who may think the character is the father of the goslings rather than Santa. (Picture book. 2-5) (Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
289648
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunrea, Olivier
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Grade 1
  • Ages 4-6
LC call number
PZ7.D922
LC item number
Me 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
Reading level
1.2.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Green Light Readers. Level 1, Getting ready to read
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus
  • Geese
  • Christmas stories
  • Geese
  • Christmas
  • Christmas stories
  • Geese
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Merry Christmas, Ollie!, Olivier Dunrea
Link
http://www.hmhbooks.com/freedownloads
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn898052710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781480680852
Lccn
2015035367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898052710
Label
Merry Christmas, Ollie!, Olivier Dunrea
Link
http://www.hmhbooks.com/freedownloads
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn898052710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781480680852
Lccn
2015035367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898052710

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      503 East Hancock Street, Newberg, OR, 97132, US
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