Ollie & Moon

Ollie & Moon

By Diane Kredensor; Sandra Kress (Photographer)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375866982, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011


Ollie and Moon are best friends, and Ollie loves surprising Moon almost as much as Moon loves guessing Ollie's surprises. Today, Ollie has the best surprise yet for Moon, and she can't wait to guess what it is! As they gambol through the streets of Paris, hints about the surprise accumulate every step of the way. Will Moon guess Ollie's surprise before they reach it? Tickled readers will be guessing right alongside Moon!

Diane Kredensor is an Emmy award-winning children's television director and artist. She was inspired to write this "buddy story" by her love of people, her love of travel, and her love of cheese! The distinctive art style features Diane's bold, stylized characters superimposed atop Sandra Kress's charming photographs of Paris. French words and landmarks add to the fun. This delightful friendship story will keep readers laughing as they join Ollie and Moon on their cumulative guessing game through the City of Light.

About the Author
Diane Kredensor is an Emmy Award-winning artist, director, and producer for her work on animated TV shows such as "Pinky and the Brain", "Clifford the Big Red Dog", and "WordWorld". She runs Tricycle Films, where she has created, developed, and contributed to programs for Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., the Disney Channel, PBS, MTV, and the Sesame Workshop. Diane happily lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner, their son, and two stinky cats. Visit her at DianeKredensor.com.

Praise For Ollie & Moon

“Sweet and clever and a pure delight!” —Dan Yaccarino

"Just when Moon seems weary, Ollie knows how to cheer her up with a quick break to take funny snapshots in front of Parisian icons. Then it’s back to guessing Ollie’s best surprise yet, which is sure to wow young children as much as it does Moon. Bien fait." - Kirkus Reviews

"This is a charming picture book with photos from Paris that children will enjoy picking up again and again. Get yourself a copy!" - Book Faerie (blog)

"My mini literature critics gave Ollie and Moon an enthusiastic thumbs up, giggling over cartoon characters exploring Parisian landmarks they know so well." - La Mom Paris (blog)

"Unique and utterly charming" - Through the Looking Glass Review (blog)