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March 26, 2015

OLIVER AND JUMPY- STORIES 10-12 by Werner Stejskal


Oliver and Jumpy
The Cat Series
Stories 10-12
Werner Stejskal

October 28, 2014 1 - 8
These illustrated cat stories are all about “Oliver and Jumpy”, who are best of friends and experience many adventures together. Oliver is an elegant black tomcat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!” quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that it is only a front! Oliver has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Depending on your device, there is pop-up text (at Amazon) or audio available. Several talented illustrators are essential to bring these children's stories to you in quick succession. Love you all! Meow! Check out the Free INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES to see how beautiful the illustrations are! Story 10: Unhappy Dog - The friends make a dog very happy. Story 11: Kite High - Do you like to fly high in the air? Story 12: Butterfly Trouble – Jumpy frees many butterflies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 12309 KB, Print Length: 25 pages
  • Publisher: Werner Stejskal (October 28, 2014), Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English, ASIN: B00LMKWMHG

The author, Werner Stejskal, wrote three short stories in this book.
Story 1.  Oliver,  is frustrated with a ("Unhappy Dog").  The reason he is frustrated is that the dog barks whenever he goes by a fenced in yard.  Oliver gets tired of the barking and stops and asked the dog why he keeps barking.  Oliver is told that the little dog has to stay in the yard all the time and he is bored and rather jealous of Oliver.  Oliver has his freedom.   Oliver felt bad and tried to get help from Jumpy to give the dog some freedom and they plan play times and picnics together. The author wrote a good lesson in this first story that is someone is bothering you,  the best thing to do is to take an interest in them.  Sometimes once you understand you may be able to help them solve their problems and understand others better
Story 2: The second story ("Kate High") includes Oliver, Jumpy, Joey.  They decided to build a wooden carriage with a small sail on it.  It's lots of fun when the wind keeps them moving swiftly along.  But when the wind picks up, they are soared into the sky and are flying high.  Joey almost falls off.  When that happens they decide it is time to land the ship but they aren't sure how to do that.   A flock of pelicans come to t heir rescue.  Oliver asked them to help and they landed on the carriage to  overcome the wind in their sails so they are able to land.  The author's valuable lesson in this story is to ask for help when you get into a situation you can't handle by yourself.
Story 3:   This story is called "Butterfly Trouble.  It begins  with a beautiful blue butterfly that lands on Oliver's nose and awakens him.  A little boy is capturing butterflies with a net and putting them in a box.  The butterflies are frightened and the blue butterfly asks Oliver for help.  Oliver got Jumpy to help scare the boy into letting the captured butterflies go free.  The author's lesson in this story is  be willing to come and help someone that is in trouble and needs help.

The author wrote a lesson learning book, three stories with three lessons.  The author used wonderful characters that grabs the interest of the reader, whether 5 years old or 50 years old.   The names the author gave the characters were charming and interesting.  The book keeps  the reader's interest to the very end.  A wonderful book for children and young at  heart with a lesson in each story. The  illustrations were just charming and bright.

I was given a complimentary copy of OLIVER AND JUMPY - STORIES 10-12 from the author Werner Stejskal for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


Werner Stejskal Born in Vienna, Austria, Werner is now living in the paradise of Perth, Australia with his wife, two married children and three grandchildren. He worked many years in the printing industry and later for the United Nations in Vienna. His wife had been a pen-friend, whom Werner visited in Hong Kong and finally got married to. After an eventful life, now retired, he began to write children's stories, had them illustrated through Odesk, narrated them himself for YouTube and finally published the ebooks on most platforms. Werner's dream is to see "Oliver and Jumpy" animated as a TV series.

There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made Werner decide to write something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia he watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where Freeman teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first story. This inspired Werner as well and the first stories with his two characters Oliver, the elegant tomcat, and Jumpy, his kangaroo lady friend, made their appearance. Some very capable illustrators have helped to create this picture book series.Author Peter Frederick sums it all up!

Here are books created by Werner Stejskal, an author who has a wonderful sense of adaptability into the world of a child. Movements, sentiments, expressions and ideas are being visualised, that enthral and win over the little reader. Plus, his terminology is perfectly matched to the mood of each self-contained story. The author also displays amazing sensitivity and is able to transport even adults back into long-past childhood. All good virtues are being emphasized, like friendship, loyalty, determination and civility, giving the fascinated reader the right signals for spiritual development. The main characters, Oliver and Jumpy, are the masters of a variety of situations that draw the reader into the stories. But one of the main reasons for the success of these children's books is the artwork! The graphics, outstandingly created by the artist, have their hues and shapes completely adapted to the respective situation and so contribute to the emotional absorption of each picture. Text and message. sombre feelings and cheery situations are being created and masterly entertain the little readers. One can only recommend this series of children's books to all adults who wish to keep their little ones occupied in a positive, entertaining and learning environment!


1 comment:

Cicero said...

What a valuable review! It gives you all the information one needs to purchase this book. Werner Stejskal