Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Olive by Michelle E Wilson, Angie Penrose

Meet Olive. She's optimistic and well-intentioned . . . and a magnet for mishaps. When Olive's day goes from bad to worse, she wonders if her family and friends can love her in spite of her flaws.

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I just love children's book that promote positive learning for children.  Learning is more than just listening, it's talking too.  That's why this book is fantastic- it gives the story of sweet Olive Ewe (who makes mistakes!) and then gives several pages of pictures and prompts so adults can talk with children about feelings, mistakes, forgiving and love.  This is so needed in a world of electronics and distraction.  Adults and children need ways to express, feel and talk together about important things.

"If you're like Olive, you've had some thumps and bumps and lumps along your way.  Some thumps can be fixed fast.  Some bumps take longer.  And some lumps can't be fixed at all.  But we can always do our best to make it better.  You can follow Olive's example and fix yours, too."

Not only is the story fun, the pictures are fun too.  They express emotion and engage interest.  It's a very sweet book and I just love it.  

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Michelle lives in the Northwest with her family, three indoor dogs, and a totally stuck-up cat. And somehow, they all get along. She writes inspirational nonfiction and women’s fiction. Olive is her first children’s book and the most fun to write. Olive came to life in a poem Michelle wrote for her adoptive daughter as a way to express unconditional love for her. Family, faith, and fun are important to Michelle. She loves watching movies, playing Guitar Hero, and taking long walks to the fridge. You can find her at www.michellewilsonwrites.com
Instagram:  @authormwilson
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authormwilson/ 


Angie is a married mom of three spicy boys. She is an artist at heart, with interests spanning from drawing to painting, crafts, and photography. She runs a successful photography business. Olive is her first illustrated book. She loves watching movies and reading books. She has a collection of crayons her children aren’t allowed to touch and loves everything Disney. Like, a crazy amount of love. You can find her at www.angiepenrose.com

Publisher Website: pinkumbrellabooks.com

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