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Kids Fiction 1592
Put THIS On Your Must-Do List
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Kim Peek

Oliver wants his mother to play with him, but her must-do list has no end. He tries to entertain himself, but the games arent as much fun without a playmate. Oliver finds a clever solution and spends a special, fun-filled day doing what kids do best&PLAYING!

I immediately fell in love with Oliver. What a personality! Oliver feels like a real kid, begging for attention and desperate to get more mommy time. Oliver is a sweet, imaginative and enterprising kid who young readers will want to emulate.

Kids will feel Olivers pain, and parents will share in his mothers guilt. It seems theres always too much work and no time to play! After reading this book, my own children insisted that I do not play with them enough, so I challenged them to post their own must-do lists on the refrigerator. It was also an excellent opportunity to discuss chores, responsibilities&and things we can all do around the house to help mommy have more time to play. Plus, they had some fun activities on their lists!

Teachers and parents will appreciate the 12-page teaching guide available at the authors website: http://www.susantaylorbrown.com/oliver.html. Its full of great classroom and at-home activities that build on the book's content and feed young minds. Also of note: a traveling Oliver promotion--Oliver can visit your book store or school! See the author's site for details

OLIVER'S MUST-DO LIST is a wonderful reminder to take a break for fun time, snuggle time, wish-upon-a-star time. Be sure to clear a spot on the fridge for pint-sized must-do lists before reading this book!
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