Stories 55-62: Bedtime stories for children in illustrated picture book with short stories for early readers. (Oliver and Jumpy, the cat series) Ages 1-8 and older children
STORY LINE OLIVER AND JUMPY THE CAT SERIES:
Author, Werner Stejskal created an entertaining teaching tool in the latest Oliver and Jumpy The Cat Series Stories 55-62 picture book. I reviewed three stories, each teaching a different lesson, any child will enjoy Oliver and Jumpy’s continued adventures. The balance of the stories follow after the same excellent composition but geared for older children.
Story 55: Flood: A big storm has come and everyone must take shelter in the tree house. Crowding into the tree house, there’s no room to spare. Saved by helping each other and cooperating together, Stejskal teaches the valuable lesson of coöperation and getting along.
Story 56: Lazy Squirrel: Winter is coming and Squirly’s stash of nuts for winter disappeared. Oliver discovers Lazy, the squirrel, is taking them. To teach Lazy a lesson, Oliver and Jumpy remove the nuts and return them to Squirly. When winter came and Lazy has no food, Oliver helps Lazy see his actions were wrong, telling him he must apology and help others in the coming year. Teaching the lessons of apology and helping others.
Story 57: Unexpected Lory: Oliver finds a rude teenage cat sleeping on his precious pillow. Lory has run away from home. But Lory finds that Oliver is not a lot of fun. Teaching the lesson that home is always best; your parents can teach you about life and take care of you.
Grab a comfortable seat, my children’s book review of Oliver and Jumpy The Cat Series follows.
CHARACTERS AND DEVELOPMENT:
Primarily a teaching tool for young/older children, this book is also very entertaining. The length of each story is short enough to hold a young child’s attention; the lessons and concepts are easy to follow and gasp. The beautiful illustrations encourage the child to search each picture and relate it to the story.
Although recommended for ages 1-8, I believe to fully enjoy the book, the child needs to be at least 2 years or more. A younger child, with the help, could explore the pictures as the parent/guardian names each item in the scene. Introducing the story line as the child advances in age, this book’s content will last for years.
Finally in concluding my children’s picture book review of Oliver and Jumpy Stories 55-62, I found an entertaining illustrated picture book of stories suitable for any age child up to 8 years or so and 58-62 for older children. Skillful prose, beautiful pictures, and life lesson’s taught in each story, Olive and Jumpy, is an excellent teaching tool for bedtime.
OLIVER AND JUMPY THE CAT SERIES RECOMMENDATION: STARS 5
In addition, I felt Oliver and Jumpy deserved a 5 star rating. An absolutely lovely picture book, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. My child would have loved this series of books.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest children’s picture book review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my children’s picture book review.