The mommas at BurritoBuzz recently connected with author Lauryn Alyssa Wendus and were able to review her popular childrens’ book, Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat. We also checked out some of her workbook activity pages that feature main character, Oliver Poons.
My nearly 3 year old was super excited about the “new book” as soon as we opened it. We have read it several times now in that last few days and Mommy and Daddy aren’t tired of it! She loves “kittens,” so she was immediately interested in the cute kitten, Oliver Poons, on the cover. The story rhymes, so it’s catchy and kept my kiddo interested. It was a good fit for her age. She isn’t to the point where she can sit through pages with lots of words, and this one was a perfect length for her. She enjoyed talking about the different colors and animals mentioned in the story, too. It’s a simple story for kids to understand that shows how the main character turns to his friends to solve a problem. Oliver Poons is actually a real life rescue cat who served as the author’s inspiration to the story. There’s a photo of the real Oliver at the end of the book and my daughter loved seeing the “real kitty.”
You can find this cute story online in a hardcover, paperback, or e-book version. The hardcover you can purchase for $19.95 on the book’s site or from Amazon. This might seem steep, but as you read further on the website, you’ll find that the author, Lauryn, donates a portion of all proceeds to Mission for Orphans, Inc. She also personalizes all copies of the book with her signature at the beginning.
There are several other options for purchase available on the Oliver Poons website. Workbook learning activities for up to the second grade, a learning bundle, and even Oliver Poons artwork are some of the options. These would be great for at home learning and even nursery decor.
I love that this author teamed up with her Mom (she’s the illustrator!) and has created such a good story for kids and is giving back to help other kids across the world. I’m sure we will be reading this book quite often especially as my youngest gets older. My daughter will be excited to see what adventures Oliver Poons will get into next, as there are more books to come from author Lauryn Alyssa Wendus.
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