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The Resource Olive's first sleepover, by Roberta Baker ; illustrated by Debbie Tilley

Olive's first sleepover, by Roberta Baker ; illustrated by Debbie Tilley

Label
Olive's first sleepover
Title
Olive's first sleepover
Statement of responsibility
by Roberta Baker ; illustrated by Debbie Tilley
Title variation
Olives first sleepover
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Olive goes for a sleepover at her friend Lizard's house and, after she finds that Lizard turns off all the lights to sleep, starts to worry about green ghouls and giant tarantulas
Review
  • Gr. 1-3 Olive, who first appeared in No Ordinary Olive (2002), can't wait to spend the night at her friend Lizard's house: "We won't even need our pajamas," Olive predicts. "We're staying up all night!" The evening begins with nonstop high jinks: the girls create an insect petting zoo and then play pizza parlor. After hearing ghost stories from Lizard's sister, the girls climb into bed, and Olive is scared by the new sounds and shadows in Lizard's dark room. Olive shares her fears with Lizard, and together the girls set a monster trap, with predictably messy, hilarious results. Vivid details in both the words and the packed ink-and-watercolor pictures elevate this simple story about the common terrors of a first sleepover. Elementary-age kids will easily recognize the giddy, exhausting play as well as the disorienting fears. For younger children planning a sleepover, suggest Ann Whitford Paul's Everything to Spend the Night from A to Z (1999). -- Engberg, Gillian (Reviewed 07-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 21, p66)
  • PreS-Gr 2 The star of No Ordinary Olive (2002) and Olive's Pirate Party (2005, both Little, Brown) is sleeping over at her friend Lizard's house for the first time, and the two girls have great plans. Collecting bugs, playing pizza parlor with gross combinations of food, and making a blanket tent get things started. Not even Lulu, Lizard's big sister, can dampen their spirits with her teasing about things that go bump in the night. Then it's lights-out time. Olive is afraid in the dark room, even with her stuffed polar bear for company. A quick call home reassures her, but not for long, especially when she hears suspicious noises. Olive and Lizard track down and tackle the culprit, a good-natured Lulu. With a little parental intervention and a night-light, Olive is able to settle down at last. Great lines underscore the silly fun and very real fears of a child's first sleepover. For example, Olive thinks to herself, "I'm glad Lizard is sleeping closer to the door....If there is such a thing as a slippery, green ghoul, it will eat her first." The cartoon artwork, flyaway sketches with bright watercolor splashes, captures the action (and some priceless expressions) with exuberance and domestic charm.Susan Moorhead, New Rochelle Public Library, NY --Susan Moorhead (Reviewed July 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 7, p66)
  • Baker's inimitable Olive tackles a major childhood milestone with her usual panache. Olive may have had 17 play dates at her best friend Lizard's house, but tonight is her first-ever sleepover. Baker infuses a familiar tale with a hearty dollop of zany humor that readers have come to expect from these quirky and appealing characters. When Lizard's older sister regales the friends with a spooky tale, the inevitable occurs and Olive finds herself in Lizard's suddenly unfamiliar room, sans a night light, desperately wishing she were home. Readers need not despair, as Olive and Lizard set out to conquer their fears in a courageous scheme that goes comically awry. Tilley's ink-and-watercolor illustrations deftly capture the liveliness of the duo. While they highlight how overactive imaginations can turn even the most benign objects, such as a rubber ducky, into something sinister, she carefully maintains a comic element in her paintings. Baker's splendid tale is just the thing to share with readers approaching this major event, or for those just looking for a good giggle. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2007)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
141187
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Roberta
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
3.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tilley, Debbie
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleepovers
  • Fear of the dark
  • Sleepovers
  • Fear of the dark
  • Fear of the dark
  • Sleepovers
Target audience
preschool
Label
Olive's first sleepover, by Roberta Baker ; illustrated by Debbie Tilley
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
640794
Dimensions
22 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316734189
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004026613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316734189
  • (OCoLC)57193369
Label
Olive's first sleepover, by Roberta Baker ; illustrated by Debbie Tilley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
640794
Dimensions
22 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780316734189
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004026613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316734189
  • (OCoLC)57193369

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