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Ollie's School Day

A Yes-and-No Story

Stephanie Calmenson, Abby Carter (Illustrator)


List Price: 8.99*
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Would you like to read an Ollie story? YES!

From the very first line to the final page, Ollie's School Day begs to be read aloud-- and together.

What will Ollie wear to school? A bathing suit? NO! A space suit? NO! A police officer's uniform? NO! Will Ollie wear pants, a shirt, socks and shoes? YES!

Call-and-response text in a simple pattern-- three increasingly outlandish NO! options followed by a resounding YES!-- model social skills and positive classroom behavior, pairing the subtle message with high-energy illustrations of Ollie's ridiculous rejected options. Readers will be quick to catch on and shout out the next answer-- if they can stop laughing, that is.

Will kids love Ollie's School Day? YES!

Praise For Ollie's School Day: A Yes-and-No Story

* "Will this be a popular and raucous first-day-of-school favorite? YES!"—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"gently humorous . . . would-be model pupils will enjoy the call-and-response."—The New York Times Book Review
"Carter's watercolors play with the text and add hilarity . . . This gentle tutorial in school behavior effectively employs call-and-response to engage listeners."—School Library Journal
"Besides being fun, this book subtly but clearly introduces playground and classroom etiquette, making it a good choice for both home and the classroom."—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823445219, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

About the Author

Stephanie Calmenson, a former kindergarten teacher, has written many books for children, including Ollie's School Day. She lives in New York City.

Abby Carter illustrated Scooter in the Outside by Anne Bowen and Ollie's School Day by Stephanie Calmenson. She lives in Connecticut.