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Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root

Oliver Finds His Way

by Phyllis Root

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Daughter thought this was a fun book. ( )
  wallerdc | Mar 26, 2014 |
Oliver gets lost chasing a leaf and comes up with a way to find his way home. Good conversation starter about being lost and what to do. Also uses a number of prepositions. ( )
  ageoflibrarius | Jun 27, 2013 |
Lots of fun bear-roaring when you read this aloud to a flock of toddlers. ( )
1 vote ljhliesl | Jun 1, 2013 |
Oliver is safely playing in the yard, when he chases a leaf off into the deep forest....and he's lost! But after his first panic, Oliver thinks....and comes up with the perfect idea to find his way home.

This simple story will resonate with children and parents alike, as Oliver takes his first steps to independence and children will enthusiastically join in Oliver's roar to help him find his way home.

Oliver is perfectly captured by Christopher Denise's artwork. A small, endearingly plump little bear, his facial expressions are solemnly depicted, from his delighted absorption in a colorful leaf, his fear at finding himself lost, and finally his stubborn determination to find a way home.

Verdict: Some overly sensitive parents will be worried that Oliver doesn't stay put when he realizes he's lost, but most library patrons will enjoy the sweet story and Oliver's clever solution of his problem. Recommended.

ISBN: 978-0763613839; Published August 2002 by Candlewick (sadly, it is now out of print); Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library
  JeanLittleLibrary | Oct 25, 2011 |
board book, autumn/fall book
  tlschildrensbooks | Oct 4, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763613835, Hardcover)

A small bear looks for—and finds—courage and a way home.

While Mama hangs the wash out
and Papa rakes the leaves,
Oliver chases a big yellow leaf . . .

Oliver is so intent on following a blowing autumn leaf that he doesn’t even notice that he’s lost his way. All alone at the edge of the woods, he starts to cry. He cries and cries - but he is still lost. And so he rubs his nose and tries to think. . . .

With characteristic warmth, humor, and a firm faith in the power of pluck, Phyllis Root quietly captures a big, defining moment in the world of a small child.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:42 -0400)

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Oliver the bear becomes lost when he chases a leaf to the edge of the woods, but then he comes up with an idea to find his way back home.

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