Oliver's Fruit Salad
By Vivian French
Illustrated by Alison Bartlett
A bestselling picture book that introduces the tasty possiblilities of fresh fruit, from award-winning author, Vivian French.
Oliver, star of Oliver's Vegetables, is back from his healthy week eating vegetables at his grandpa's house. Suddenly, the fruit at home doesn't seem quite good enough for Oliver. What is his mum to do?
Other titles in this series:
Oliver's Fruit Salad
Vivian French (Author)
Vivian is a writer of both books and plays; she has written more than 250 children's books, including the very successful Tiara Club series, and is consistently one of the top 30 most borrowed authors from UK libraries. She has had plays performed both in London and throughout Scotland; her audiences include young adults as well as children. She has won many awards for her books. Vivian teaches part time at Edinburgh College of Art, and is one of the two founding members of the PictureBooks programme supporting Scottish illustrators. She is married with four grown up daughters and three grandchildren, and lives in Edinburgh.
Alison Bartlett (Illustrator)
Alison studied illustration at Anglia College of Art in Cambridge and began an M.A. At Kingston University. In 1993 she was shortlisted for the Macmillan Prize for Oliver's Vegetables. She lives in Bristol with her young son.
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15 Apr 1998
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A fantastic story — Early Years Educator
A wonderfully humorous book with delightful illustrations both adults and children will enjoy — My Weekly
The straightforward text is personalised with simple dialogue that should make reading aloud fun, and Bartlett's sturdy, unbordered double-page spread paintings, in a style so unaffected that it resembles children's own artwork, are a rainbow of fruit colors - strawberry, red, lemon, yellow, lime green, and more. Great for lap sharing or use with small groups. — Booklist (1998)
A wonderfully colourful book... a simple, beautifully illustrated story with an important healthy eating message! — Child Education
A friendly, round-headed cast with pin-dot blue eyes and broad smilles introduce the tasty possibilities of fresh fruit withour ever dropping the vaguest hint of (shh!) nutrition, and the luscious, sunshiny palette of Bartlett's acrylic paintings will set the taste buds tingling. How about this juicy selection just before snack time? — Bull Cent Child Book (1998)