There are three adorable stories in this installment of Werner Stejskal’s children’s book series, Oliver and Jumpy. We follow Oliver, the dapper and clever cat, and his best friend Jumpy the Kangaroo with these new stories:
- Mice Chase
- Dragon Heat
In Ice, Oliver wakes one cold morning to find a beautiful ice scene outside his window. Oliver decides to go ice skating with all of his friends. His friend Joey is having a difficult time skating, so Oliver helps him and the two friends end up in an action-packed and scary adventure.
In Mice Chase, we find out that, although Oliver is a cat, he’s a cat that doesn’t eat mice because he’s allergic to them. Mausi the Mouse is one of Oliver’s friends and needs some help. He knows he can count on Oliver to keep him and his family safe from all the other cats by teaching them some escape techniques.
In Dragon Heat, Oliver and Jumpy come across a blackened and charred forest, and wonder what’s happened. A very large mail carrier ant explains it’s the work of a destructive dragon. Oliver and Jumpy enlist the help of a giant and the three friends search for the dragon to stop him from causing any more damage.
As before, I enjoyed these Oliver and Jumpy stories. They’re fantastically illustrated, full of action and adventure, and are sure to become favorite go-to stories for children. I highly recommend Mr. Stejskal’s Oliver and Jumpy book series for children, parents, grandparents and caregivers!
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton