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The power of imagination and the strength of friendship is celebrated in this Kate Greenaway shortlisted and Amnesty Endorsed book from a rising star of picture book making. Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and endorsed by Amnesty International, this is the story of Oliver - who's just a little bit different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver's day is never dull. There are bridges to cross, sharks to fight and treasures to find! But maybe toys don't always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different? When his tennis ball rolls across the lawn into the yard of the girl next door, he just might be surprised...
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Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Birgitta Sif lived in and around Scandanavia and America while growing up. She completed her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer in New York before enrolling on Anglia Ruskin's Illustration MA course in Cambridge. Her debut picture book, Oliver, won the Icelandic Dimmalimm Prize, was endorsed by Amnesty and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Birgitta lives with her family in Sweden. Find her online at www.birgittasif.com and on twitter as @birgittasif.From Booklist:
On this title’s opening spread, children are introduced to Oliver, a bespectacled young lad who feels “a bit different.” He is depicted riding in a car, holding his stuffed green dinosaur, which doesn’t make him seem unusual in the slightest, particularly since things are much, much stranger around him: for instance, a woman on her bike pulls along a mouse in a wagon. Turns out Oliver’s quirk is that he enjoys solitude, and he hangs out with the aforementioned dinosaur, a bow-tie-wearing teddy bear, and a purple stuffed . . . thingy. Together they are subject to Oliver’s flights of imagination and have all sorts of adventures around the house. But boys and toys can’t do everything together—for some activities, you need a friend with a heartbeat. While Sif’s debut sometimes feels jumpy in terms of the text’s pacing, the artwork, with its loose pencil lines and pretty shades of indigo and mauve, depicts quirky family members and small, amusing details. In fact, the kooky characters are a great reminder to kids that everybody is wonderfully weird in their own way. Preschool-Grade 2. --Ann Kelley
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Book Description 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. The power of imagination and the strength of friendship is celebrated in this Kate Greenaway shortlisted and Amnesty Endorsed book from a rising star of picture book making.Shortlisted for.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 32 pages. 0.231. Seller Inventory # 9781406345360
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2013. Condition: New. Birgitta Sif (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1406345369