Ollie's Great Adventure

Children - Adventure
46 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2018
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Author Biography

Krista Scott was born and raised in upstate Marlboro, New York. As a kid that loved to color, paint and draw. She always knew she wanted to be an artist. It was something that came natural.
She went to art school at SUNY PURCHASE in Purchase NY. One summer she did an internship as a Camp Art teacher and fell in love with teaching art. She landed a job at a Non Profit Organization in Bedford NY. Krista was hired as a art teacher. After working there for few years she then left and went traveling the world with her soon to be amazing husband. After getting married Krista finally settled in New Jersey with her husband and two amazing boys Matthew and Andrew.

Fulfilling her dream
With the love for art and children a book was born. The summer of 2017 her family spent most of the summer in N.C. Relaxing at the beach with her family, she watched a crab get picked up by a seagull. It made her wonder. What would happen if he got away? Just then the Ollie story was born. Watching her children play at the beach helped to inspirer the first illustrations of her book Ollie and now a series started.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Ollie is an inspirational children’s tale written and illustrated by Krista Scott. One morning after waking from his sleep, Ollie the Ghost Crab scuttles down to the ocean to eat and drink. As Ollie collects some beautiful seashells which have washed ashore, he is grabbed by a hungry seagull which flies Ollie far from home. With all of his might, Ollie fights and the seagull drops him, landing the crab in a garbage can. A raccoon discovers Ollie and tries to eat him but again, Ollie escapes. As he meets new friends while trying to make his way home, a human boy finds Ollie in a sandpit at the local park. The boy’s grandfather recognizes what type of crab Ollie is and knows what has to be done.

First of all, without a doubt this is one of the most beautifully illustrated children’s books which has ever passed through my hands. Not only is Krista Scott an incredible illustrator, but her story-telling abilities are just as descriptive, enabling me to fully see Ollie’s adventure come to life inside my mind as the story unfolds. The tale shows the reader that in Nature there are not only predators of smaller animals, but also friends who are willing to help in any way to make sure the journey home is safe. Being raised by the sea on Australia's eastern coast in Gubbi Gubbi country, I truly took delight in this tale of adventure which is set by the ocean, as it brought back so many wonderful memories of the tiny crabs which would crawl over the sand to find a decent meal, before returning to the holes they call home. I wholeheartedly recommend Ollie to be read by young readers who are interested in the lives of species different to their own, as well as by adults with younger children.