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Ollie and the eclipse [Kindle Edition]

Mike Connah , Ian Cunliffe
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Beautifully illustrated picture book about Ollie, a young boy who sets off with his family to see the eclipse. His Dad tells him how exciting it's going to be, but Ollie isn't interested - he'd rather be at home, playing with his friends. Will they overcome the obstacles along the way and get to see the eclipse? Ollie and the eclipse is written with a melodic rhyme and rhythm and illustrated with clear, fun, colourful pictures.

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About the Author

Mike Connah always enjoyed writing poems and creating stories as a youngster, and this was rekindled when he had children and was forcibly made to think up a new and creative story every night in order to satisfy the demands of young, eager minds! His aim is to encourage children to think about a wide variety of different subjects in order to ignite a spark of curiosity. He is kept very busy by running the family business, writing new stories and spending much treasured time with his family. Ian Cunliffe is a popular illustrator who has provided artwork for well known children's books, including Jeremy Strong's 'A Very Fishy Battle' (Nominated on Richard & Judy Children's Books Special) and 'The Bun Gun' (Televised on CBeebies's Jackanory Junior). On his way to becoming an illustrator, Ian ventured off to do special effects at Shepperton Studios where he was part of the team that created Robert De Niro's prosthetics for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Then to Penguin Books for five years as a designer/illustrator. Today, Ian works from home where he watches green parakeets fly past his studio window... and that's before his imagination kicks in!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4605 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Coverdale House Publishing; 1 edition (24 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #798,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful message and great illustrations 31 Jan. 2013
By Natasha
I found this an original and enchanting picture book. My three year old son loved all the transport pictures in particular. The story explored the frustrations of a young child being forced to go on a car journey but ended with a lovely message about sharing special moments as a family - 'we've shared an experience, a moment in time'. This is a great book to share with children as it generates a lot of discussion, both about eclipses and special memories.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ollie and the Eclipse 2 Feb. 2013
By Adam C
A charming story with engaging illustrations that has had our daughter Chloe(age 4)requesting Ollie every evening before bedtime. Since enjoying Ollie's journey together we have borrowed Grandpa's binoculars and on clear nights gazed at the moon together. We looked up a lunar calendar for the Northern Hemisphere at and the next full moon is Tuesday 26th February 2013. Chloe is very excited and wants to know if there will be an eclipse? We will let you know. Evie her older sister (age 8) has also joined our lunar adventure and so I am looking for a second pair of binoculars to ensure that we are ready for "Ollie and the Comet".Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ollie and the eclipse 28 Jan. 2013
By Norman
A well illustrated book with an unusual subject for children. I think that it could help to get our children interested in the amazing world that we live in. I have never seen this subject before in any children's books. ie. an eclipse.....what it is and what happens. Children can become enthusiastic about the world and our universe from a very early age and this book could help them to become more inquisitive..
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5.0 out of 5 stars ollie and the eclipse 4 Feb. 2013
By joanne
My 7year old daughter and 4year old son loved this book it is very clear and easy for them to read they really enjoyed it, she has even taken it school for her to read to her class they loved it as well. My children are looking forward to another book being written. I highly recommend people to buy this wonderful and well written book for there children to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! 28 Jan. 2013
By Jofurk
This is a lovely picture book for any young child - I bought it for my niece and nephew (5 & 7) and they both really enjoyed it. They enjoyed the character of Ollie, who behaves like a typical grumpy child on the journey. The story flows in a very nice rhyme, and the pictures are wonderfully bright and colourful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful! 7 Feb. 2013
A charming and unusual story - I haven't seen the subject of an eclipse covered in a children's book like this before, and it makes a change for the child in the story to be grumpy and reluctant, though I am familiar with this in real life... Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is a lovely book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ollie and The Eclipse 5 Feb. 2013
By Cheryl
Our children both love this story (age 4 and 8). It captures all the sentiments of family life, and the nostalgia attached! Particularly lovely is that it sparked all sorts of questions and memories for us to talk about even when we arent reading it. I love the detail in the illustrations, seeing the eclipse reflected in the special glasses etc. Splendid book, one to keep for the grandchildren too! Made me stop to think for a while about the wonders of our world and share the wonders with the children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story and fabulous illustration 30 Jan. 2013
By Hilde
Lovely story about this little grumpy boy who in the end enjoys the journey they set out for.
A simply easy to read story for bedtime.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read
A great book for all the family to read. Both of my children love the story and it's a pleasure to have a book that's both enjoyable and informative. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lindsey
4.0 out of 5 stars Science can be fun too !
Everyone will identify with the grumpy child in the back seat in this tale of a car trip to watch an eclipse. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT A MUST READ
Bought for my grandchild, she just loves it, she is also learning about science in a easy and fun way. I recommend
this for any child it is so nice, with lovely illustrations.
Published on 10 April 2013 by Izzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Ollie and the Eclipse
Great for the grandkids, they loved it. Educational as well as entertaining on a subject that we had witnessed and told them about.
Published on 25 Mar. 2013 by Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Ollie and the Eclipse
My grandson Jack loves the book, he liked that it rhymes, the bird on each page and said he likes the ending where the boy says Thankyou because that means he is nice (we always... Read more
Published on 21 Mar. 2013 by Alex Meadwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A great book. It's the first and last read of the day for my son at the moment. The illustrations are big, bold and colourful. Read more
Published on 21 Mar. 2013 by H L
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare treat a rhyming feat
A modern children's classic combing a rare gift for lyrical rhyme with illustrations from an artist at the top of his game. Read more
Published on 11 Mar. 2013 by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational & Fun
My 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter love the book, it has great educational appeal and it is illustrated beautifully.
Published on 5 Mar. 2013 by Spazmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Just hits the spot!
A well written book, which will delight any child and leave them wanting to know more about ollie. Loved the pictures, would recommend to anyone who wants to have that special... Read more
Published on 26 Feb. 2013 by Karen b
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully entertaining children's read!
Congratulations to the author, Mike Connah. This book is a guaranteed hit with young children. The subject matter of a child's discovery of an eclipse is presented as wondrous and... Read more
Published on 23 Feb. 2013 by Catherine
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