Oliver Finds His Way

  • Title: Oliver Finds His Way
  • Author: Phyllis Root Christopher Denise
  • ISBN: 9780763613839
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Oliver Finds His Way A small bear looks for and finds courage and a way home While Mama hangs the wash outand Papa rakes the leaves Oliver chases a big yellow leaf Oliver is so intent on following a blowing autumn leaf t
    A small bear looks for and finds courage and a way home While Mama hangs the wash outand 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 nosA small bear looks for and finds courage and a way home While Mama hangs the wash outand 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.

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    About Phyllis Root Christopher Denise


    1. Picture books are performances, says Phyllis Root, quoting some sage advice she once received They re performances that involve a child something both of you do And once I started thinking of them that way, I started getting much looser about making up words and playing around with rhythm Phyllis Root picked up an early affinity for colloquial language while growing up in Indiana and southern Illinois, where people actually say things like, I got a hitch in my git along She decided to be a writer in the fifth grade, but it wasn t until she was thirty years old that she took a writing course with an influential teacher who gave her the tools she says she needed That s when I figured out that you could learn to be a writer, she says What followed was a series of rollicking stories that take on a new life when read aloud, among them ONE DUCK STUCK, a one of a kind counting book KISS THE COW , an affectionate salute to stubbornness WHAT BABY WANTS, a tale of increasingly ridiculous efforts to quiet an infant that one reviewer compared to an episode of I LOVE LUCY, and LOOKING FOR A MOOSE, a buoyant tale with a final surprise discovery.The author does endless rewriting before a book is finished, but often starts out by writing her stories in her head, a trick she learned as a time pressed mother when her two daughters were very young For example, RATTLETRAP CAR a joyful celebration of perseverance began with her playing around with sounds clinkety clankety, bing bang pop and calling up bits of old camp songs A master of rhythmic read alouds, Phyllis Root exhibits a range many writers would envy Her counting book TEN SLEEPY SHEEP is as serene and lulling as ONE DUCK STUCK is rambunctious Counting sheep isn t always easy, she notes Once, while we were farm sitting, my daughter and I had to chase down two runaway lambs in the growing darkness, then count twenty seven frisky lambs to make sure they were all safe for the night Luckily, they were OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY is a quiet, classic picture book about a defining moment in the life of a small child getting lost and having the pluck to find the way home On the other extreme, Phyllis Root takes on no less than the whole universe in BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD, a powerful, original, down home creation myth that received rave reviews and won the prestigious BOSTON GLOBE HORN BOOK Award Most recently, Phyllis Root penned LUCIA AND THE LIGHT, a timeless adventure about one brave girl s quest that was inspired by Nordic lore When she s not writing, Phyllis Root teaches at Vermont College s MFA in Writing for Children program She lives with her two daughters and two cats in a 100 year old house in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and loves to read mostly mysteries with female protagonists or spend time outdoors gardening, camping, sailing, or traveling One of the things I ve learned about myself, she confides, is that when I get really stuck and can t seem to get writing, it s because I ve forgotten to take time out to play.


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    1. This is a simple story about a little bear who gets lost while chasing a leaf. My high rating is mostly for Christopher Denise's sumptuous illustrations.He captures the fall landscape splendidly, plus there's just something so endearing about a small bear in overalls and a plaid coat.

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    2. Very sweet story, with adorable illustrations, about a bear cub who becomes lost while following a yellow leaf. He solves his own dilemma!

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    3. Great for my bear storytime! It's relatable, as most kids have an experience of accidentally wandering off and getting scared. Also a great opportunity to get the kids to roar with Oliver.

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    4. With his parents busy working on household chores, Oliver ventures out into the woods alone. Oliver travels down the hill, around a clumpy bush, and under a twisty tree and eventually becomes lost. How will Oliver find his way home?The story is one in which young children can relate to and parents can use Oliver's story to teach them the importance of not wandering off. Additionally, the book uses a lot of repetition and can be used to teach prepositions. Denise's illustrations are warm and dark [...]

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    5. This one was a storytime hit! The kids loved it (maybe because they got to use their best 'ROAR') and the parents thought it was great. Afterwards, I overheard some parents explaining to their children what to do if they ever get lost, so this lead to some 'teaching moments' as well!

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    6. Beautiful illustrations should be on a wall, not in this book.

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    7. Oliver bear wanders away from his house chasing a leaf. Soon he is lost in the forest. Crying doesn't fix things, so he thinks. He decides to roar. When his parents roar back, he follows the sound to them.

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    8. Very sweet, and good for showing children to control their emotions and be resourceful.

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    9. Super-cute bear, beautiful illustrations, lovely simple text with a good story for the very young. Who can't relate to this little dude? A lovely picture book.

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    10. This charming story has just enough suspense to make it work for story time. Little Oliver bear chases a yellow leaf DOWN the hill, AROUND a bush, and UNDER a tree and before he knows it he's lost in the woods. He cries and then he thinks and then he roars. (At this point the children need to roar with Oliver). The first roar is not loud enough and neither is the second. Finally the third roar receives a roar reply from his mother and father. Oliver follows the sound of their roars back UNDER th [...]

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    11. Oliver is playing outside while his Mama hangs the laundry and his Papa rakes leaves. He chases a big yellow leaf as it floats in the breeze. He follows the leaf around a bush, under a tree, and into the woods. When he looks up, his house and parents are gone. He gets frightened so he runs but can't seem to find his way out of the forest. After thinking a while, he roars at the top of his lungs! When he hears his parents roaring in return he runs towards their voices and back into their arms. Th [...]

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    12. This story is about a young bear Oliver who is playing in his lawn while his mother is hanging the clothes on the line and his father is raking the leaves. Oliver chases a yellow leaf around his lawn, down the hill, behind a bush, and around a tree. Oliver finds himself lost in the woods. He calls his Mama and Papa and they roar back at him and he finally is able to find his way home! I thought this was a cute story for the fall time. It is very relatable for kids because sometimes they get lost [...]

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    13. Read for a fall themed story time, this is a charming tale of a young bear who gets lost following a yellow leaf blowing in the wind. Simple text and lovely illustrations show him following the leaf down the hill - with Mama, Papa and his home falling into the distance. Emotion shines from the pictures - Oliver's wonder and focus on the leaf as he chases it in the fall air and then his awakening to the fact that he is lostd scared. Finally, after he "thinks and thinks and thinks" the finding of [...]

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    14. The illustrations are wonderful. The family of rotund bears are pleasingly fat in this autumn story. Little Oliver moves just how a stout pudgy toddler would as he galumphs around the forest after his leaf. I'm so impressed with how this is all conveyed in the illustrations. Each picture has so much anticipated movement that it feels more like watching a movie than reading a book. There is no doubt that he is about two years old. The illustrator must have a toddler at home to study!

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    15. A beautiful Autumn read, with warm colours and a very expressive little bear. The words are perfectly well chosen for preschoolers with 'under', 'around', 'down' etc to help little Oliver get lost and then found again.I also love that he's lost, scared and then thinks (!) Awesome. Don't move little man. Think and call for help. 1 - 4 yrs

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    16. This is a cute book to read to a Pre-K or Kindergarten class. It is an easy read for children in first grade too because it starts with half a sentence on one page followed by the rest of the sentence in the second page. The book talks about Oliver getting lost and what he did to find his way back to his parents. So it will also be appropriate for a lesson on getting lost.

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    17. The Pictures in this book are very cute and well done. The expression on Oliver's face is SO CUTE (and very expressive)!! This is also a great way to talk about what to do when you are lost. He cries but it says "does it help?" Then he roars and hears a roar back! and he ROARS and he ROARS BACK!! And mom and dad answers until Oliver finds his way home! Lovely story cute picture! Thumbs up!!

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    18. This has to be the cutsest book I have ever read before.It is about a little bear who romes off in the woods following a big yellow leaf.So later on he finds out he gets lost.He cries and cries and cries.Then his mother hears him crying and she call for him. Oliver starts running, next thing you know hes back home.

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    19. I loved this book since the first time I heard Phyllis Root read it outloud at Hamline University. It was such a thrill to read it with my daughter a few years later. Phyllis so understands and delightfully brings to life the worldview of a toddler who has lost his way just a short distance from his yard-- but as the title says, "Oliver Finds His Way." Thank you, Phyllis.

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    20. Charming illustrations. Great for children just learning to read since there is a lot of repetition. I would have liked it to be a bit longer. The resolution felt incomplete. My 5 yr old audience enjoyed it, but I think much younger children would like it too.

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    21. Oliver chases a leaf and loses his way. Crying doesn't help but then he figures out what will. (210 words)Help support Independent book stores - please use this link to find a store near you or to purchase OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY: indiebound/book/978076

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    22. I adore this book. Oliver is such a cutie full of vim and vigor, scared when he gets lost, but resourceful enough to find his way home. The design goes perfectly with the story, and we feel relieved when Oliver is returned to the bosom of his family. Fab-fab-fab-u-lous illustrations!!!!

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    23. Obviously, I am a big fan of beautiful illustrations, and this book has gorgeous images that reflect the colors and feel of a New England autumn. The simple story of a lost and found bear is sweet and heartwarming; Rabbit really loved the "roaring" opportunities!

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    24. beautiful story that really captures the child's perspective and ingenuity in dealing with accidentally finding oneself lost/separated from one's parent. understated and cozy for both my preschooler and husband.

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    25. Oliver follows a yellow leaf as it travel into the forrest and then realizes that he is lost. With the help of his ROAR, he is able to reunite with his mom and dad. Good story for PreK Story Class - theme autumn, leaves, bears

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    26. The story was cute and the pictures were good. It's a good fall-type story.

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    27. Another story about getting over your fears, taking action and finding your voice. Or something of that sort. Simple with some cute pics.

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    28. This book has a lot of prepositional phrases in it to use with the older kids. It also could be used to mimic the style of the author (as a writing prompt). Very cute story with a simple plot.

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    29. Loved the illustrations for Autumn!

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    30. I'll admit that the adorable illustration on the cover is what sold me! Lovely book!

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