Olive & Pekoe: In Four Short Walks

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.0 X 10.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062573100

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About the Author

Jacky Davis along with her husband David Soman, is the creator of the bestselling Ladybug Girl series, as well as Agent Lion, a picture book about a silly but determined detective. The author lives with her family in New York's Hudson Valley. You can visit her at www.blackpolka.com.

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of Tell Me What to Dream About and This Is My Dollhouse--both inspired by her daughters--and The Year I Didn't Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents' puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates "Ties," a weekly column in the Well section of The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at GisellePotter.com.

Reviews

"Potter's impressive expressively naïve-style watercolor, ink, and colored-pencil illustrations perfectly nuance author Davis's witty text. . . .this clever design visually and textually summarizes the story's theme of friendship's togetherness. A delight."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Davis and Potter celebrate a canine pair's differences . . . Pekoe's youthful enthusiasm and Olive's hard-won wisdom are equally beguiling. Despite their differences, they are loyal friends, focused on what's most important"--Publishers Weekly
"Davis's understated, just-the-facts text. . .is the perfect foil for Potter's expressive art. The illustrations capture the ups-and-downs of canine life and friendship with understanding and humor--especially when it comes to Pekoe's innocent naiveté. The book will touch the hearts and tickle the funny bones of dog-story readers and friendship-story readers alike."--Horn Book (starred review)
"This picture book highlights the joy that can be shared among friends when they respect and celebrate each other's differences. With simple illustrations and accessible text, this title will delight young readers and help them to appreciate their friendships in new and exciting ways."--School Library Journal
"Warm, colorful, somehow both fanciful and sophisticated. . . . A good reminder that one of the strongest cases for having a friend who is different is that you get to see the world through a different set of eyes."--New York Times Book Review