Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

I Love Vacations

I Love Vacations

Anna Walker
Picture Book  Series
For ages 2 to 5
Simon and Schuster, 2011   ISBN: 978-1416983217

Ollie the zebra loves vacations, and he and Fred are going to the seaside.  When they get there, Ollie picks up shells and splashes in the waves. He goes out into a little boat and gazes up into the sky as the boat floats on the water. Ollie swims in the sea, he plays in the sand, and he eats ice cream. What could be better than doing all these wonderful things.

In this charming Ollie title, Ollie and his dog Fred have a wonderful seaside vacation together. The simple rhyming text is beautifully paired with Anna Walker’s minimal watercolor art to give young readers a delightful picture book reading experience.