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Author Spotlight: Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers is a children’s author and illustrator with incredibly distinctive style, both in his writing and his drawings. I have developed a sixth sense for recognizing an Oliver Jeffers book from thirty feet away, usually from the hand lettering that he uses throughout all of his works.

With a slightly offbeat sense of humor, as well as a generous heaping of the type of logic that especially appeals to children, Jeffers manages to mix laughs with a poignancy that I find to be a perfect blend. Ranging from the serious (The Heart and the Bottle) to the ridiculous (The Great Paper Caper), his books have not failed to delight me yet. Hopefully, the same will be true for you!

 

 

This Moose Belongs to Me

Wilfred has a moose. Wilfred also has lots of rules. Unfortunately, Wilfred learns that moose do not always follow the rules of proper pet behavior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuck

When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things. What will finally do the trick?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost and Found

While trying his best to help a penguin that has shown up at his door, a boy journeys all the way to the South Pole, only to realize that the penguin was never lost.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hueys in The New Sweater

One Huey wears a new sweater to be different from the other identical Hueys, only to have them decide to be different too - by wearing sweaters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Henry loves to eat books, until he begins to feel quite ill and decides that maybe he could do something else with the books he has been devouring.

 

 

 

 

 

A Child of Books

A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life. This is Jeffers’ newest book, just published on September 1st!