Friday, October 29, 2010

Oops! Says Olly Bear

Oops! Says Olly Bear

Written and Illustrated by Tony Kenyon

Published by Orion Children's Books

Any parents with restless toddlers will instantly identify with this little tale of a little bear who won't stay put when put to bed.

Olly the Bear can't sleep, wants a drink, wants to go to the toilet and so we follow his story as his bumps and scrapes keep his mummy and daddy awake all night. 

Of course, what you don't see in the book is Olly's mummy and daddy waking up at 6 the next morning with bags under their eyes you could carry a week's groceries in, but this is a children's book so perhaps reading this to your little ones at bedtime might make them snuggle down and drop off. Or want cake. One of the two. 

Charlotte's Best Bit: Olly making a complete mess of the kitchen

Daddy's favourite bit: The complete inaccuracy of "Daddy" being the one who tries to ignore Olly's noises and bumps by shrugging them off as "nothing" 

Rating: 3 out of 5


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