Ollie & Moon (Hardcover)

By Diane Kredensor, Sandra Kress (Photographer)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 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's formative years were spent dressing her dog in old baby clothes and reading "MAD" magazine, and her grown-up years have been spent pursuing a successful career in animation in Los Angeles and New York. She still hasn't grown up all the way, for which she's proud. Diane is an Emmy award-winning artist for her work on such hit shows as "Pinky and the Brain," "The Animaniacs," "Oswald," "Clifford the Big Red Dog," and "WordWorl"d, to name a few. Her first animated cartoon, "Call Me Bessie!" recently aired on Nicktoons Network. This is the first children's book she has written and illustrated. Diane happily lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner, their son, and two cats who bear a passing resemblance to Ollie and Moon. Visit Diane at DianeKredensor.com SANDRA KRESS grew up in a suburb of Detroit and fell in love with photography after receiving a camera for her 15th birthday. She is an alumna of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the International School of Photography in New York City. Sandra lives in Paris. Visit Sandra at SandraKress.co

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)