Ollie and Claire

Ollie and Claire Cover

Ollie and Claire

By Tiffany Strelitz Haber; Tiffany Strelitz Haber; Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399256035, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2013

Ollie and Claire are as tight as two friends can be. Every day they picnic together, every day they do yoga together, and every evening they eat dinner together. But when Claire longs to break free from this routine and dreams of traveling the world, sheworries that Ollie would never join her. So she takes matters into her own hands and finds a mysterious travel partner when she sees a sign posted on a tree. Who could it be? And how can she ever tell Ollie?

With a fun twist leading to a surprise ending, "Ollie and Claire" is a sweet and fun tribute to dynamic duos everywhere, who might feeltheneed to mix things up every once in a while.

About the Author

Matthew Cordell spilled a whole bottle of ink while drawing this book. Forgive him, white carpet is painfully boring. Matthew lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, writer Julie Halpern, and their daughter, Romy. He is the author and illustrator of Trouble Gum and the illustrator of Toot Toot Zoom!, Mighty Casey, Righty and Lefty, and Toby and the Snowflakes, which was written by his wife.