Meet three adorable best friends from debut author/illustrator talent with a huge Etsy following
Oliver, Charlie, and Lulu love to play outside together. Their favorite game is hide-and-seek, but it’s not fun for Oliver when his friends hide in the trees—he can’t reach them! So the friends set off to find a tree that Oliver can play in.
But there’s a reason we don’t see elephants in trees, and just when Oliver is ready to give up the search, Charlie and Lulu surprise him with the perfect tree for them all to play in together!
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Kit Chase is a freelance artist and writer who is perhaps best known for leaving behind trails of broken pencils, eraser fragments, chewed pens, and scraps of scribbled paper. She is the founder and imaginator for LullaLoo, LLC, which operates out of trafalgarssquare.com. Kit resides in sunny Southern California with her sidekick husband, four rollicking children, and a rowdy corgi. She dreams of someday having a backyard full of climb-worthy trees. This is her first book.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for OLIVER’S TREE:
STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS:
“Warm, appealing watercolors defined with pen and ink and containing just the right amount of detail show the three friends . . . Young children will root for the three friends, enjoy the mild suspense and delight in the very satisfying ending. As gentle and unassuming as Oliver, this story thoroughly charms.”
“In her debut offering, Chase effectively captures how friendship warms the heart. . . . An excellent story for little ones at bedtime and for sharing anytime with beginning readers.”
FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
“Chase’s crisp, chipper narration never attempts to manipulate readers’ feelings, and her restraint, combined with her subtly expressive characters and the elegant prettiness of her watercolor and ink drawings, lends the book a distinctly British lilt that inoculates it against treacliness. The “Awww” that will all but inevitably accompany the final scene—a rousing game of pirate pretend play—is thoroughly deserved.”
FROM SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
“An adorable elephant, a sweet-faced rabbit, and a pudgy little owl play hide-and-seek in the forest. . . . The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are muted and soft, and the text is spare and sweet. A quiet testament to friendship and creative problem solving.”
FROM SHELF AWARENESS:
“This charming tale of friendship will have children and parents eager for more from first-time author and artist Kit Chase.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Why don't we see elephants in trees? In a very creative and touching tale, Kit Chase explores the problem of playing hide and seek when your friend's an elephant. Oliver's friends, Lulu ( a bird) and Charlie (a rabbit) show that persistence, compassion, and a bit of ingenuity can work wonders. They create a way for all of them to enjoy playing in a tree. With a tender ending, that avoids being preachy and touching watercolor illustrations, this sweet story is a treasure,