Book Title: The Adventures of Mollie & Ollie: Moving Day by Sally Beale
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: March, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Every child experiences change in their life. Moving can be difficult, but in this Mom’s Choice award-winning book, when eight-year-old Molly Day meets a new friend, a magical owl named Oliver Winston Howell III, her move to a new house in a new town becomes easier than she expected. Be on the lookout for Molly and Ollie’s next adventure!
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Poor Molly! Her family is moving and she’s not only leaving her home behind but her best friend as well. When she arrives at her new home, however, Ollie (Oliver Winston Howell III) makes the move much easier with magic and wise words.
I had to laugh when Ollie told his full name to Molly. It reminded me of Thurston Howell III from Gilligan’s Island every time it was said. Although this adventure starts kind of sad for Molly, she finds the move easier than she expected. This is a fun book to read and I can see many children being able to relate since so many families move these days. The illustrations are colorful and done very well.
I recommend Moving Day, the first book in The Adventures of Molly & Ollie, for children of all ages whether they’re moving or not.
About the Author
The Adventures of Molly & Ollie: Moving Day was inspired by Beale’s own experiences as a young child. Her father’s occupation required that her family move across the country every two years. Beale’s childhood was filled with adventures that captured her imagination in each new home. She continued her passion for adventure while raising her two daughters and working as a costume designer for local theaters. Now she is channeling her sense of fun and her youthful spirit into her children’s stories. Beale is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The Adventures of Molly & Ollie: Moving Day, a Mom’s Choice Award winner, is the first book in the Molly & Ollie series.
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