New Picture Book Out Today! Olive Marshmallow by Katie Saunders


Olive Marshmallow by Katie Saunders

Age Range: 3 – 6 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 1

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: little bee books (March 3, 2015)

Genre: Picture book

Source: From publisher for review

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Archie is noticing some changes at home. Mommy’s tummy is looking really big. And there seem to be lots of fluffy, frilly, pink things around the house. Mommy says Archie is getting a baby sister, but he’s not sure he wants one. Enter baby Olive, who comes home from the hospital looking like a marshmallow all bundled up in her blankets. Will life ever be the same again for Archie?

About the Author:

Katie Saunders graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in illustration. When she isn’t illustrating children’s books, Katie works on greeting card and toy design. Katie lives in England and works in a little studio that her father built near her garden.

My Thoughts:

What an adorable book!  I’ve read several picture books that deal with a new baby coming into the family, but this is my favorite.  My kids especially loved this book since we are expecting another baby in our own family soon.  They have asked me repeatedly when I’m going to the hospital for my sleepover, and if our new baby will look like a fluffy pink marshmallow.

This book works so well for two reasons.  The first is that it’s written from the point of view of the child and his experience with the new development in their family.  The second reason is the beautiful illustrations.  The colors and the artwork are very visually appealing.

This is a great book to have on your shelf if you are expecting a baby and want to share the experience with your other young child(ren).

Source: I received a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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  • Reply
    Tressa S
    March 3, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Okay. This is just adorable!! And perfect for you right now, ey? 😉 If we were having more this would be perfect. It would make a great gift. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Yes, yes, and yes! Such a cute book, perfect for our family right now, and it would make a lovely gift.

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