Book Review/Giveaway: Oliver At The Window: Ends August 15th
Oliver At The Window by Elizabeth Shreeve and illustrated by Candice H McDonald.
About the Book: When his parents move into separate houses, Oliver must brave many new changes. He shuffles back and forth between his parents’ homes. And now he goes to preschool every day. Isolated and alone at first, Oliver slowly becomes part of the gang. Eventually he’s able to help the newest student feel welcome at school. And his lion stays with Oliver everywhere he goes, giving him just the thing he needs to adjust to all the changes: courage.
Oliver at the Window is of special interest to families in transition and the teachers, psychologists and therapists who support them.
My Review: When it came time for Oliver to attend a new school he didn’t care that there was a pile of blocks to build a castle or a puppet show stage. All he wanted to do is stand by the window holding his lion wondering who was going to pick him up later, would it be his mom or dad? He was never quite sure whether he will be at his dad’s house or his mom’s. At school he will paint a picture of his mom’s house and draw a picture of his dad’s house with his lion in both windows. Oliver later felt welcome in his new school and was able to help a new student who felt the way he did feel welcome.
This is a very good book for children living in separate homes. It helps them to understand that no matter what both parent still love them after a divorce. And that they would have the courage to adjust to change.
Single parents and teachers will be able to communicate after reading this book to a child who feels alone and stand at the window wondering who will be picking them up. Great illustrations by Candice McDonald which helps tell the story.
I highly recommend this book.
Ages: 4 and up
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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Other books by Elizabeth Shreeve. http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Shreeve/e/B001IXO64O/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
The Adventures of Hector Fuller
Hector Springs Loose
Hector Finds a Fortune
Hector on Thin Ice
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