Title: The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie
Author: Krista Brock
Format: eBook (provided by Author)
Categories: Children’s Book, Self Illustration, Picture Book
Disclaimer: **I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**
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Thank you Krista Brock, author of The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie for providing me a free copy of this book for an honest review.
When Krista inquired about me reviewing her book I was more than happy to do so because the concept sounds awesome. The illustrator of the book will be the child reading the book! What a fantastic way for children to use their imaginations. I am all for kids using their creativity!
The book is a story about Calvin and his imaginary friend Ollie. Calvin doesn’t want to go to bed so he and Ollie continue to play and have adventures.
Now the pages are not blank, along with the words from the story each page has sparse illustration usually of a tree, done in watercolor earthy tones. The rest of the page is to be filled up by the reader who is also now the artist.
I am excited to see what my son draws in this book! I love to see his imagination at work, so I will be eager to see how he interprets this story through his own art work.
This is a brilliant interactive story book which will help children dig into their imaginations and show us their version of Calvin and Ollie.
Krista Brock Author Bio:
Krista Brock has 11 years of experience as a professional writer and editor, six and a half years of experience as a mother, and nearly a lifetime of experience dabbling in creative projects. She has Bachelor’s degrees in both journalism and art and has served as managing editor of two magazines and as a contributing writer to many more. Then she decided to combine her experiences to create a new kind of picture book for creative children, one that allows children to enjoy the journey of reading with the joy of creating. Her debut picture book, The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie is an illustrate-it-yourself adventure.