Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay

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$16.99  $15.80
Schiffer Kids
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8.8 X 11.3 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Elaine Ann Allen grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore and enjoys teaching children about nature. Kelli Nash was raised on the banks of Rock Creek, Maryland, and holds degrees in graphic design and illustration from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta.


"Creating relatable characters is one trick to captivating an audience. With four books chock-full of personable organisms such as Olly the Oyster and Mallory the Forgetful Duck, Crofton author Elaine Allen has accomplished this, bringing young boys and girls into her seafaring world." Zach Sparks, Arundel Voice
"Delight your preschooler with Elaine Ann Allen's rhythmic tale of Olly the Oyster, a determined little fellow who wants to help the Chesapeake Bay." Dotty Holcomb Doherty, Bay Weekly
"Preschoolers up to second-graders will enjoy the creative writing by Elaine Ann Allen and colorful illustrations by Kelli Nash." Chris Knauss, The Mariner
"Overall, Allen's Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay provides a beautiful, environmentally-friendly tale which is not only inspiring to children, but also a tool to assist students of all ages in learning about the Chesapeake Bay." Caitlin Codd, Waterman's Gazette
Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, written by Elaine Ann Allen and illustrated by Kelli Nash, is an age-appropriate and fun way to introduce young children to the marvels of the Chesapeake Bay and its wildlife, infrastructure, and history. With the curious Olly the Oyster who is looking for adventure, children discover that following the current leads to many wonders big and small. With interactions with Mr. Snail, Mrs. Blue Crab, and others, Olly learns about the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem in language that is informative and friendly. Kelli Nash's illustrations are gorgeous with attention given to every fin, feather, or clawed friend with whom Olly engages. Nash uses washed blues, greens, and yellows as her primary colors around the carefully-drawn sea creatures and renders the Cape Henry lighthouses and skipjacks with equal accuracy. There is even a simple map showing tributaries and some landmarks of the bay. --Angel Limb, The Community Idea Stations in Virginia part of the Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation