Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce

  Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce, Simon & Schuster, 9781481489577, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? This is a reprint of a 1999 book that is about Olie, a futuristic little guy that lives in a world of curves and curls. He recharges his batteries every morning and then spends his day with his mom, dad, sister and dog, doing all sorts of little boy things. Taking place on the little round planet of Rolie Polie, Olie experiences all the same emotions as a little boy in the 21st century, right down to feeling bad when he is put to bed without a good night “tuck in” when he has popped his sister’s bubble. Everything is resolved in the end and Olie happily goes to bed dreaming sweet dreams. The illustrations are exceptional, showing the family as toys.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is recommended for children ages 4-7. Children younger than that won’t be able to understand the subtle humor.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher Washington, DC.

Date of review: July 13, 2017


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