Olive lives with her Dad and Grandad. Olive’s Dad is constantly with an elephant when he is sad. Olive tells her best friend Arthur about the elephant. Olive sees imaginary animals following people around when they are sad. She’s seen a tortoise for Grandad, an elephant for her Dad and Freddie the dog for her. Olive hatches a plan with Arthur to make the elephant go away. Olive sees all the pictures of her when she was little in the shed and realizes her Dad loves her. When her plan works and the elephant leaves, Olive says good-bye to Freddie because she doesn’t need him anymore. Olive invites her Dad to the Jacaranda tree for a breakfast, and then they decide to get a dog as a pet. Olive wants to name it Freddie.
This was was an interesting story. I like how Olive sees imaginary animals whenever people are sad. This is a sweet story, but also sad sometimes. I’m glad Olive will get a real dog, and she’s going to name it Freddie. I think kids who like animals and kids who like sweet stories will enjoy this book. It is a good read-out-loud book.
|Page Count||176 pages|
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