What Ollie Saw (Hardcover)

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By Joukje Akveld, Sieb Posthuma (Illustrator), Bill Nagelkerke (Translated by)
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Ollie and his sister don't see things the same way. His parents and teacher are sure Ollie needs glasses. But does he?

— Rae Ann


Ollie doesn't see things the same way everybody else does (and he certainly doesn't see things the same way his older sister does). Instead of cars in traffic, Ollie sees a circus parade. Instead of cows grazing in a field, Ollie sees deadly bison with sharp horns and hooves. And at school, instead of letters on the board, Ollie sees birds with pointy beaks, and fish with flapping tails in the big blue sea.

Ollie knows he doesn't need glasses, because he likes the world better the way he sees it. But will his parents and bossy sister see things his way?

About the Author

Joukje Akveld studied Dutch and has worked for various publishing houses. As a journalist, she writes about children's books and theatre for newspapers and magazines, while also writing her own books.

Sieb Posthuma was an award-winning Dutch illustrator whose books have been published around the world. His work has been adapted into television shows, theater, opera, and shown in numerous expositions.

Bill Nagelkerke is a prolific children's writer, translator, and former librarian. His stories, poems and plays have appeared in many New Zealand anthologies. In 2013 Nagelkerke was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award in recognition of his dedicated contribution to children's literature and literacy in New Zealand.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646140398
ISBN-10: 1646140397
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
Pages: 56
Language: English