Sleepy Time Olie byWilliam Joyce. (Rolie Polie Olie Series) PICTURE BOOK. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018. $18. 9781481489638
BUYING ADVISORY: PRE-K, EL (K-3)- ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
When Rolie Polie Olie's day is over, he waits for the nightly routine of Pappy coming in to read him a bedtime story. But tonight something is different. Pappy is nowhere to be found. Pappy suddenly appears and exclaims. "I bonked my head./I just fell down./I broke my smile. I can't unfrown." Pappy heads off to bed where he stays. Olie goes right to work creating something to make Pappy better. He uses silly items like a hat, a book of jokes, and bubbles until slowly Pappy begins to feel better. "I've never felt so 'swonderful, so 'smarvelous, so 'swirlish!" As their day ends, everything is sleeping- the moon, the house, the rocking chair…and especially Olie!
Another wonderful book by William Joyce featuring the loveable Rolie Polie Olie. The pictures are breathtaking and adorable. We didn’t love some of the rhyming because it sometimes made it difficult to read. I would have preferred the story to be in simple text. But as far as rhyming books go, Joyce does a good job. This is a tender bedtime story that will be loved by all Rolie Polie Olie fans- kids and adults alike!
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