Meet Olive. She’s optimistic and well-intentioned . . . and a magnet for mishaps. When Olive’s day goes from bad to worse, she wonders if her family and friends can love her in spite of her flaws.
I love to read children’s books! This one is super cute!
I loved the way Olive in this book was always doing something a bit crazy. Something that not everyone liked. This one shows kids that even when they make a mistake, their family is still going to love them. What a perfect message for each one of us to hear! Because we all make mistakes. Every. Single. Day.
One thing that was really great about this book was the little question section at the end. I loved taking a minute after reading this one with our little guy to talk about what had happened in the book that needed fixed. It was fun to talk about how things had gotten fixed and made better. I hope that he learned, even just a little bit, that it’s okay to not be perfect. And that our mistakes can be fixed.
The illustrations in this book are darling. I loved it. And our little guy did too. Make sure to grab this one to read to the kids in your life!
I was sent a copy of Olive as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About the author
Michelle lives in the Northwest with her family, three indoor dogs, and a totally stuck-up cat. And somehow, they all get along. She writes inspirational nonfiction and women’s fiction. Olive is her first children’s book and the most fun to write. Olive came to life in a poem Michelle wrote for her adoptive daughter as a way to express unconditional love for her. Family, faith, and fun are important to Michelle. She loves watching movies, playing Guitar Hero, and taking long walks to the fridge. You can find her at www.michellewilsonwrites.com, Facebook, Instagram.
About the illustrator
Angie is a married mom of three spicy boys. She is an artist at heart, with interests spanning from drawing to painting, crafts, and photography. She runs a successful photography business. Olive is her first illustrated book. She loves watching movies and reading books. She has a collection of crayons her children aren’t allowed to touch and loves everything Disney. Like, a crazy amount of love. You can find her at www.angiepenrose.com
What to read after Olive
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