What Ollie Saw (Hardcover)

What Ollie Saw By Joukje Akveld, Sieb Posthuma (Illustrator), Bill Nagelkerke (Translated by) Cover Image

What Ollie Saw (Hardcover)

By Joukje Akveld, Sieb Posthuma (Illustrator), Bill Nagelkerke (Translated by)


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Ollie doesn't see things the same way everybody else does (and he certainly doesn't see things the same way his older sister does). Instead of cars in traffic, Ollie sees a circus parade. Instead of cows grazing in a field, Ollie sees deadly bison with sharp horns and hooves. And at school, instead of letters on the board, Ollie sees birds with pointy beaks, and fish with flapping tails in the big blue sea.

Ollie knows he doesn't need glasses, because he likes the world better the way he sees it. But will his parents and bossy sister see things his way?
Joukje Akveld studied Dutch and has worked for various publishing houses. As a journalist, she writes about children's books and theatre for newspapers and magazines, while also writing her own books.

Sieb Posthuma was an award-winning Dutch illustrator whose books have been published around the world. His work has been adapted into television shows, theater, opera, and shown in numerous expositions.

Bill Nagelkerke is a prolific children's writer, translator, and former librarian. His stories, poems and plays have appeared in many New Zealand anthologies. In 2013 Nagelkerke was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award in recognition of his dedicated contribution to children's literature and literacy in New Zealand.
Product Details ISBN: 9781646140398
ISBN-10: 1646140397
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
Pages: 56
Language: English
“Posthuma’s ink-and-wash drawings put off strong William Steig vibes in this Dutch picture book about a young pig whose diminished eyesight encourages an active imagination.” -Publishers Weekly (Hot of the Press),

[STAR] "Ideal for shelves about outsiders and those who march to that different beat, this encourages all children to view the world with wonder." -School Library Journal (starred),

“Posthuma’s neat borders, pale colors inside fine outlines, and steady visual restraint in even the outlandish scenes make for a tale that’s quirky yet calming.” -Kirkus Reviews,

“Does Ollie really need glasses? Or is he just a pig who sees the world his own way? Posthuma’s subversive drawings are full of snarky mirth. In a fine translation by Nagelkerke, Akveld champions staying true to oneself, no matter what others indicate those letters on the eye chart are.” -Publishers Weekly,