Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Olive and the Embarrassing Gift by Tor Freeman- OPTIONAL

Freeman, Tor Olive and the Embarrassing Gift. PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick Press, 2014. $15.99.  

Olive and Joe are best friends.  Joe gave Olive a gift that contained matching hats. “They say BEST FRIENDS on them, because that’s what we are.” Joe is very excited about his gift for Olive.  Olive is not so sure she likes the hat and when other friends make fun of her, she tries to hide the hat and eventually puts it in the garbage.  Joe comes by just in time to witness Olive throwing away the hat and his feelings are hurt.  Olive knows that somehow she needs to make up for hurting Joe’s feelings.  

Read to find how Olive makes amends and whether or not Joe is accepting of her apology.  This is a cute book about friendship and apologies.  The illustrations are fun. Pre-K.  

EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: SL. 

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