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OLIVE'S PIRATE PARTY

Author: Roberta Baker

Illustrator: Debbie Tilley

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Olive Elizabeth Julia Jerome wants to celebrate her seventh birthday in style, but she’s got to do it at her eccentric aunt's house. Aunt Tiffany's house is cultured, refined, and seemingly ill-fitted for a pirate birthday party. Will it work? This is a story of both accepting others for who they are and celebrating those differences.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 8 to 10

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Reading Level: 3.3

Young Reader Reaction: None offered by this reviewer.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a story that has benefit for young listeners and older readers alike.

Pros: This book offers parents a way to broaden their children’s minds, and hearts, too.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. This could go either way. If there are relatives in your life with lots of china and no kids, this might be worth sharing at home before you go visiting!

If You Liked This Book, Try: THREE CHEERS FOR CATHERINE THE GREAT   MISS SPIDER'S TEA PARTY   PARTY PRINCESS (Teach Your Children Well Series)

Educational Themes: The story offers great opportunities to talk about family and relatives, memories, what fun really is, judging people, and being open to new things.

Notes: Guest reviewer Christine Hohlbaum, SAHM Expert for ClubMom and author of Diary of a Mother, wrote this profile.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, birthday, family, life lessons

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2005

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