Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

I Love to Sing

I Love to Sing

Anna Walker
Picture Book  Series
For ages 2 to 5
Simon and Schuster, 2011   ISBN: 978-1416983224

Ollie loves to sing, wherever he is. He sings when he gets up in the morning, while he has his breakfast, in rain or shine. Sometimes he sings with his brother “just for fun.” His brother covers his ears, but Ollie doesn’t mind. Ollie even takes his songs outside into the park where he sings with the ducks and his dog Fred “who loves to bark.” Throughout the day Ollie sings his little tunes, until night falls and it is bedtime. Propped up in bed with a book and a stuffed animal, Ollie sings a “happy song for me and Fred.”

Ollie the little zebra is the kind of book character that little children will fall in love with. This story is typical of  this series with its simplicity, its gently rhyming text, and its delightfully minimal colored ink illustrations.