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July 10, 2016

OLIVER AND JUMPY -Stories 46-48 by Werner Stejskal

the cat series
Stories 46-48
Book 16
Werner Stejskal

(from Amazon)

Fantasy bedtime stories with a cat and kangaroo.

Oliver is an elegant tuxedo cat, 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 he 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. Love you all! Meow!
Story 46: Saving Fairyland – The queen of fairyland asks Oliver to help them against the magician.
Story 47: Cat King – Oliver becomes a king for a short while, and even gets married.
Story 48: Gnomes – Oliver's oak tree receives surprise visitors.
  • File Size: 6473 KB
  • Publisher: Werner Stejskal (May 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0189N09CS
Werner Stejskal

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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!

Oliver and Jumpy books should be on every little one's bookshelf.  The author, Mr. Stejskal has once again given us a wonderful children's book Oliver and Jumpy books have certainly given young ones fun and entertaining stories that also gives children lessons in life.  Who would think that a tomcat and a kangaroo could be best friends.  Well Oliver and Jumpy are just that. These stories come from Oliver's eyes. Possibly because he lives in a tall, oak tree.  He has a tree house there and can look out on what's going on. Children these days are somewhat more advanced but some of the words may be a bit difficult for children to pronounce or understand.  This is where interaction between child and parent or grand parent can come in.  Explaining and helping the child understand difficult words help teach them.  This book will definitely catch the child's attention with such a fun and entertaining read.  The pictures are so colorful and attract your eye.  Even though the child may not know they are learning, there is a lesson there. 

 In this first story in the book in the series, we have  the Fairy Queen and a bad magician.  The Fairy Queen asks Oliver to help save her kingdom.  Oliver says yes and gets Jumpy (a girl by the way) along with Joey, Jumpy's son.  The author puts in Olly the Owl, Mausi the Mouse, demons and dragons.  The child will not get bored.  Story 2:  A trip to Ghost Castle and an old temple which looks like the Cat King.  Oliver is "king" for a short while along with all the great things that go with it until something changes him.  What can that be? Story 3:  The author gives the child a mystery.  Oliver isn't the best "tree keeper" and his tree house is a mess.  But somehow every night someone is cleaning up Oliver's mess.  Who might that be?  This is a lesson on wildlife and keeping it safe.  I would suggest this book along with the other books in the series for any child.  I enjoyed them and I'm not a child, so adults take note, you may enjoy also.  These books don't have to be read in any order.  They are all wonderful books for children and adults alike. You're never too old to learn and to enjoy!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.  

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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