Saturday, June 6, 2015

Book Review: Oliver and Jumpy (Stories 4-6) by Werner Stejskal

Oliver and Jumpy (Stories 4-6)
By Werner Stejskal
Publisher: Werner Stejskal 
Published: Oct. 28, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

These illustrated cat stories are all about “Oliver and Jumpy”, who are best of friends and experience many adventures together. Oliver is an elegant black tomcat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!” quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that it is only a front! Oliver has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Depending on your device, there is pop-up text (at Amazon) or audio available. Several talented illustrators are essential to bring these children's stories to you in quick succession. Love you all! Meow! 

Check out the Free INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES to see how beautiful the illustrations are! 

Story 4: Monkey Island - Joey is being kidnapped.
Story 5: Fairy Castle - The fairy queen invites our friends.
Story 6: Treasure Hunt – A secret treasure map is inviting to a memorable hike.

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 My Thoughts:

With three completely different stories, in three different places in the world Oliver and Jumpy will take your child on fun adventures where they will learn lessons that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Some lessons are purely educational, like camels are often called “ships of the desert”. Other lessons are life lessons such as learning to be sure to “put your priorities in the right order”. Everything is done in a fun and entertaining way.

The pictures are clear, colourful and sometimes funny. But then, so is our elegant cat Oliver. You’ll also learn the British words for soother and diaper as they are used by Oliver.

Oliver also likes to try his hand at poetry so there is usually a poem or two in each of the stories. Sometimes they work out great, sometimes the metre or rhyme is a bit off.

Young children will love the stories which will stir their imaginations and creativity. I’m sure these stories will spur them to thinking of other things that Oliver and Jumpy might get themselves mixed up in. I would highly recommend Oliver and Jumpy, Stories 4-6. I rated this book 5 stars out of 5.

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Oliver and Jumpy Stories 16-18 will be free on Amazon until June 14th.

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About the Author:

Born in Vienna, Austria, Werner is now living in the paradise of Perth, Australia with his wife, two married children and three grandchildren. He worked many years in the printing industry and later for the United Nations in Vienna. His wife had been a pen-friend, whom Werner visited in Hong Kong and finally got married to. After an eventful life, now retired, he began to write children's stories, had them illustrated through Odesk, narrated them himself for YouTube and finally published the ebooks on most platforms. Werner's dream is to see "Oliver and Jumpy" animated as a TV series.

There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made Werner decide to write something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia he watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where Freeman teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first story. This inspired Werner as well and the first stories with his two characters Oliver, the elegant tomcat, and Jumpy, his kangaroo lady friend, made their appearance. Some very capable illustrators have helped to create this picture book series.

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