AmserGartref BookTrust Cymru 27/04/20
Oliver Who Would Not Sleep
Oliver Donnington Rimmington-Sneed has been put to bed, but sleep is not for him! Wide-eyed, he bounces out of bed, into the endless stimulation and excitement of his room – a riot of floral wallpaper, with toys and books galore.
First painting and reading, then zooming about in cars, and finally taking off in a rocket, Oliver continues to play. Only when he spots his house from the distance of Mars, does Oliver recognize that home is a comforting place to be in.
Pre-schoolers will recognise themselves in Oliver as he undertakes his energy-fuelled adventure. Familiar themes of creativity and imagination; independence and security, are reinforced by witty, colourful and engagingly busy illustrations.
The reader is carried along for the ride by a splendidly rhythmic text.