You’ve met Goosie, you’ve met Gertie, and you’ve met Ollie. All three goslings play center to most of Olivier Dunrea’s books about the goslings who run around in the barnyard and learn little life lessons. Ollie’s story, however, isn’t over in his first appearance. Ollie comes back to teach a new lesson and to provide the type of wonderful story that all childrens books strive to achieve.
In Ollie the Stomper, Ollie realizes that both Goosie and Gertie have colorful boots to stomp around in (both pairs of boots are featured in their own stories), and that he wants boots to stomp around in as well. he looks all over the barnyard in order to find colorful boots, but his search turns up nothing. Trying to make him feel better, Goosie gives him one of her boots, then Gertie does the same. Ollie decides to stomp around the barnyard for a few minutes but then realizes that it’s too hot to play in the boots, and that he’d rather go swim, leaving an exasperated Gertie and Goosie!
Ollie the Stomper is a fun story for any child, but is especially enjoyed by many young boys, as Ollie the Stomper not only has to deal with girls who are older, but has the type of stubborn personality that many little boys have. Parents will love the colorful drawings while children will enjoy the wonderful story and the easy-to-read style that makes this book so perfect for young children to enjoy.