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Oliver the Overachiever



Oliver the Overachiever

Told and Illustrated by Karin Mesa
Juvenile Fiction/Picture Book
8 x 9.5, 40 pages
Hard Cover with Jacket
ISBN: 978-0-9841543-7-1
Publisher's Price $21.95

From the moment he hatched, in a flowerpot high above the ground, Oliver Anole saw the world as a journey of adventures and games. His playful spirit and love of living creatively spreads joy throughout the anole world, just by being himself. Oliver amazes and inspires his friends and neighbors in the small garden world to be inventive, respectful, and to create a joyful life. Oliver the Overachiever is written to encourage children to celebrate their individuality and the importance of being true to yourself. Oliver illustrates, through story and pictures, that a small person can create great effects that will improve the world around them.

Reader Benefits

• Rhyming Text keeps the readers engaged
• Appealing and Creative Hero
• Celebrates the Power of Imagination
• Full of Bountiful Illustrations
• Promotes Individuality & Inspires Creativity

What People are Saying

...a book with an inspirational message. Through the creative story and charming illustrations, children will learn that they can be accepted for their differences. Th e story encourages them to experiment and be their own individual. I look forward to the next in the series.
Linda Crismond, former Executive Director, American Library Association and former County Librarian of the County of Los Angeles Public Library

...With her lush illustrations, Karin has created a whimsical world for Oliver within the Anole’s garden. A truly wonderful experience to share—the reader and child witnessing Oliver’s journey to become his true self. After all, is that not what we should encourage all children to do?
 Judy Melges, Executive Director
Clearwater Library Foundation

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