Book Review: Ollie the Orca by Laura Maw


Genre: Children
Date Published: October 2014

About the Book

Ollie the OrcaCome along and join Bubba the Bottlenose dolphin as he makes a new buddy while sharing a day they won’t soon forget. Grade 1-2 Reading Level.

Bubba is out on one of his undersea adventures when he finds a frightened Orca trapped by a fishing net! In this attention gripping yet comical tale, Bubba works with his buddy Sammy the Seagull to free Ollie. Come along and join Bubba the Bottlenose dolphin as he makes a new buddy while sharing a day they won’t soon forget.

My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

This is a cute children’s book with colorful pictures and it is easy to read. It’s for grades 1-2 but would also be a good book to read aloud.

Not only is it a cute story, but Ollie the Orca teaches the importance of teamwork. Bubba couldn’t have gotten Ollie out of the fishing net by himself but he called his friend, Sammy the Seagull, and they were able to work together to free Ollie. And, best of all, Bubba has found a new friend!

This is a book that will keep the interest of young children.


About the Author

Ollie the Orca authorWhen Laura Maw was a child, her favorite activities were going to the ocean and picking out another stack of books from the library. She loved reading from a very young age and could never seem to satisfy her craving for another new adventure, another new imagination landscape. Writing is a passion that seemed to come naturally with her love of reading. She too wanted to be able to help someone through a bad day, or to have a unique and thrilling experience on a good day, through the written communication of a story. She has a very vivid imagination that often takes her on wondrous adventures in her dreams. In fact, the idea for Bubba’s Balloon came to her in the form of a very funny dream. She woke up laughing and felt that it was a story that must be shared with others. The character of Ollie was even developed through daydreaming about Bubba’s adventures.

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