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Thursday 17 March 2011

Review: My Sister Olive

Our little heroine loves her big sister Olive. She can tie her stripy shoe laces. She can plait her hair. She can twirl her hula hoop like a pro ride her scooter down hills like a master scooterer.

Maybe one day our little narrator will be able to give up her tricycle and finger knots and falling down, and become just like her fabulous older sister, who is so big and tall and wonderful, she may as well be a mountain top dusted in snow.

But wait - there is something perhaps our little girl might be better at than her big sister... could it be she is one of the best huggers in the whole world?

This simple story is all about the awe younger children hold for older siblings, and how special the process of growing up really is.

Illustrations by Gaye Chapman are whimsically beautiful, using lush vintage-inspired colour and divine patterns on background pages.

A visual delight and heartfelt message that's perfect for sisters.

Title: My Sister Olive
Author: Paula Russell
Illustrator: Gaye Chapman
Publisher: Little Hare, $24.95 RRP
Publication date: September 2010
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921272882
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book