This week’s KidLit Pick of the Week is Oliver the Ornament by Todd Zimmermann.
Oliver the Ornament is a seven-book series and related gift-line that celebrates the tradition of Christmas ornaments. Each book in the series has three main themes.
Those themes include:
· Each tells the story of how the ornaments entered the family’s collection.
· Each teaches children the important message of kindness, especially in the face of bullying.
· Each end with a great cliff-hanger, which excites the children for what’s to come.
In just the last several years, Oliver the Ornament:
· Was named by People Magazine as one of their Best New Books
· Was featured on Fox & Friends as one of the Hottest Toys of the Year
· Was selected by First Lady Melania Trump to be read at the 2018 and 2019 annual gathering at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC.
The story of Oliver the Ornament is a story of tradition, love, friendship, forgiveness and joy. With its nostalgic-like illustrations and charming story, this is a book for all bookshelves. An, it includes an adorable hand painted Oliver Ornament in the box set!