Merry Christmas, Ollie!   -     By: Olivier Dunrea
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Merry Christmas, Ollie!

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2008 / Hardcover

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In the first holiday story featuring Gossie and friends, Merry Christmas, Ollie! is an endearing tale that is sure to become a family favorite. It's Christmas Eve, and everyone is getting ready--Gossie and Gertie hang their brightly colored boot in the barn, while Peedie and BooBoo hang their stripped stockings. Ollie, however, finds that it is not easy to wait for Father Christmas Goose to come! Ollie perfectly encompasses the adorable impatience of young children waiting for Christmas. This beautifully rendered tale is filled with wry humor, beautiful ink-and-watercolor pictures, and irresistible charm. Recommended for ages 3 and under.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0618532420
ISBN-13: 9780618532421
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Ages: 1-3
Series: Gossie & Friends

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Publisher's Description

An endearing and beautifully rendered tale sure to be a family favorite.

It's Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their bright colored boots in the barn. Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. It's not easy to wait for Father Christmas Goose!

With ample wry humor, beautiful ink-and-watercolor pictures, and irresistible charm, Olivier Dunrea shares the first holiday story of Gossie and friends.Ollie perfectly encompasses the adorable impatience of young children waiting for Christmas to finally come.

Author Bio

Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

Editorial Reviews

"...the focus on Ollie’s childlike anticipation is right on target. Dunrea’s graceful ink drawings and beautiful washes offer an appealing alternative to more complex, but less satisfying Christmas picture books." October 15, 2008 Booklist, ALA

"Remaining true to his uncomplicated watercolor style, Dunrea maintains an element of charm to Ollie’s waiting, depicting his impatience as sweet and subdued, rather than manic and obsessed. Parents and children will immediately relate to this youngster’s excitement." October, 2008 School Library Journal

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