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Oliver and Jumpy, Stories 10-12

4.57  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
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 ...more
Published 2014
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Mar 12, 2015 Charles rated it it was amazing
This book contains three short stories about Oliver, a cat that wears a top hat, Jumpy, an adult kangaroo and some of their animal friends.
In the first story, (“Unhappy Dog”), Oliver is frustrated with a dog that barks at him whenever he walks by a fenced-in yard. Finally, Oliver stops and asks the dog why he barks all the time. The dog tells Oliver that he stays in the yard all day and he is bored and jealous of Oliver and his freedom. Knowing this, Oliver seeks the help of Jumpy to free the
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
My eldest son Kyle read this to his brothers before going to sleep last night. They enjoyed Oliver's latest adventure high up in the sky with the birds and pelicans and meeting new friends, Barky the Dog and Bluey the Butterfly. Kyle simply liked the idea that cats and dogs can be friends. That they could do things together and have fun outside, instead of fighting and barking and meowing. The kids chuckled too, when Oliver and his friends rode and flew on a flying sail, but got down when birds ...more
Apr 03, 2015 Sheila rated it really liked it
The stories of Oliver cat and Jumpy kangaroo continue to be entertaining in this next collection. The voice (Oliver’s in two out of three tales) shifts tenses and switches from formal to casual in a fairly convincing way, evoking a senior child talking to younger siblings. New friends include a bored dog, eager to be freed from his yard, visiting seagulls flying high, and a nervous butterfly called Bluey.

Illustrations are bright and cheerful, inviting children to point and share in the fun. And
Nancy Silk
Mar 13, 2015 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing
"More Charming Stories of Oliver and Jumpy"

This series written by Author Werner Stejskal is so well illustrated and written. The stories are very entertaining to read to children. There are three tales here, the first being "Unhappy Dog," illustrated by Maycee Ann Reyes. Oliver the cat, loves to play golf, but every time he passes a certain house, a dog is always barking until Oliver is out of sight. The dog looks mean, but Oliver has to stop to find out the dog's problem. The dog's name is Bark
Melanie Adkins
Jun 02, 2015 Melanie Adkins rated it it was amazing
Another adventure with Oliver and Jumpy. Our friends are off to enjoy meeting more new friends.
Story 10: Unhappy Dog
Meet Barky. He's left at home alone most of the time. He never gets the chance to run and play. Then he meets Oliver.
Story 11: Kite High
Oliver and Jumpy are flying their parachute with a wooden carriage. They soon find they'll need help to land their parachute carriage. A new friend might help.
Story 12: Butterfly Trouble
Oliver and Jumpy meet some Butterflies. They end up lettin
Gisela Sedlmayer
Mar 12, 2015 Gisela Sedlmayer rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic story about Oliver and Jumpy

Three new stories about Oliver, the black cat with a hat and Jumpy, the kangaroo and her Joey. Young children will enjoy them and even will ask questions about the deeds Oliver and Jumpy are doing, what they should.

In the first story, “Unhappy Dog” a Dog is barking at Oliver and he’s annoyed of the dog. So he asks him what is wrong. The dog is bored and likes to play with Oliver. Jumpy let him out and they have a great time together. They promise to
Kristi Richardson
May 13, 2015 Kristi Richardson rated it it was amazing
“You better not sneeze, or you’ll blow me right up to the sky!”

Story 10: Unhappy Dog

Barky is the unhappy dog who barks every time Oliver passes by to play golf. Finally Oliver asks him why and decides to help Barky get some exercise beyond his small back yard. The gang have a wonderful time playing ball and having a picnic before Barky’s owners get home.

Story 11: Kite High

Oliver, Jumpy and Joey take a ride on their kite cart when the wind gets out of hand. They enjoy seeing the earth from above
Mar 26, 2015 Marjorie rated it it was amazing
Given To Me For An Honest Review

Oliver and Jumpy, Stories 10-12 by Werner Stejskal is another book of the adventures of the two best friends Oliver and Jumpy. This time they have three new adventures. The in the first one, they make friends with Barky the dog. In the second one they have an adventure on a hot air balloon. The last adventure the save a family of butterflies. These stories teach the value of friendship, being aware of surrounding, learning about giving and sharing. The illustratio
Rachel Horon
May 05, 2015 Rachel Horon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful tales

When I told my daughter I found another Oliver and Jumpy story, she was very excited for the next story at bedtime. Oliver is always the well-dressed cat who goes on amazing adventures or helps out friends (and those who will soon be friends with him). All of the stories are great springboards for discussion and conversation. For example, "Unhappy Dog" can be about bullying or helping someone who is just having a bad day. "Kite High" takes a high flying adventure that ends with so
Inderpreet Uppal
Nov 21, 2015 Inderpreet Uppal rated it really liked it
The introduction of Oliver & Jumpy is so cute that my son egged me on to pick more stories and now we are fans of Oliver and Sillianda. We love visiting this story land again and again. This is the introduction to the series and sets the pace for all the fun ahead.

A glimpse into the future adventures and delightful illustrations on each page make for a fun, easy to read book for children and parents alike. Bright, colorful pictures attract our attention and helps my 6 year old understand the
Laura Ruetz
Nov 21, 2015 Laura Ruetz rated it it was amazing
The Oliver and Jumpy stories are always fun and whimsical. The stories work well on many levels as all ages can enjoy them. Smaller children will enjoy having them read to them and older ones can read them by themselves. The illustrations are bright and vibrant and fun. The unlikely friendship of a Kangaroo and a top hat wearing cat is a good combination and the stories in this group all are fun while teaching a lesson. Story 10 is about talking out differences, such as Oliver asking the unhappy ...more
Charles Ray
Aug 07, 2015 Charles Ray rated it really liked it
Oliver the elegant tomcat is back with his friend Jumpy and the other denizens of his neighborhood in Oliver and Jumpy, 10 – 12 by Werner Stejskal. In these three tales, our heroes help an unhappy dog gain his freedom, fly a kite above the clouds, and help free a captive butterfly.
This series of books, with their colorful illustrations, make great reading for youngsters—either to read themselves, or to have read to them—and, most of them contain a good life lessons as well.
As a grandfather, I fi
Sandra Stiles
Jun 18, 2015 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
In “Unhappy Dog” Oliver the elegant cat goes to play golf. Every time he passes a dog ,the dog barks at him. He learns the dog is lonely. Can Oliver help him?
In “Kite High” Oliver, Jumpy, and Joey attach a parachute to their cart and go flying down the beach. Suddenly the strong winds lift them high in the sky. How will they ever get down?
In “Butterfly Trouble” a butterfly lands on Oliver’s nose while he is napping. His sneezing wakes him up and the butterfly asks for his help rescuing his frien
Amy Shannon
May 17, 2015 Amy Shannon rated it it was amazing
Great and playful children's stories

Story 10, unhappy dog. story 11, kite high, story 12, butterfly trouble. Each story was a masterpiece of children's stories. The writing and greatness of the stories will enchant children, especially those who follow Oliver and Jumpy. Each story is pleasant, creative and truly fun. Oliver & Jumpy make friends and help a dog leave his yard, in "unhappy dog." Oliver & Jumpy have an amazing high flying adventure with their "ship" and a parachute, in "kite
Mar 28, 2015 Alexia rated it it was amazing
"Oliver and Jumpy, Stories 10-12" by Werner Stejskal is the continuation of his series. It is another amazing story for children. Kids up to 4th grade will enjoy it and if they can read on their own it is pretty easy to read. For those of you with younger children you'll enjoy reading it to your kiddo's. This book is broken into three stories: Story 10 - Unhappy Dog, Story 11 - Kite High, and
Story 12 - Butterfly Trouble.

Each story is a read alone one and that is what is great about Werner's boo
Amy Shannon
Jul 13, 2015 Amy Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

Great and playful children's stories

Story 10, unhappy dog. story 11, kite high, story 12, butterfly trouble. Each story was a masterpiece of children's stories. The writing and greatness of the stories will enchant children, especially those who follow Oliver and Jumpy. Each story is pleasant, creative and truly fun. Oliver & Jumpy make friends and help a dog leave his yard, in "unhappy dog." Oliver & Jumpy have an amazing high flying adventure with their "ship" and a parachute, i
Marion Marchetto
Further adventures

Stories 10 through 12 of the adventures of Oliver the Elegant Cat and his friend Jumpy the Kangaroo have an adventure where they make a friend in Barky the dog; a windy day turned stormy takes the friends on a high-ranking adventure; and in story #12 the friends meet Bluey the butterfly and help rescue Bluey's friends.

Another well-written and beautifully illustrated book for children. Highly recommended. I look forward to reading additional books in this series.
Mar 13, 2015 Randy rated it it was amazing
Another set of tales of the cat Oliver and his friend, Jumpy the Kangaroo.

Three stories: one, the friends help an aggressive dog penned up all day and bored. They explore and have a picnic. The guys also get in a bit of trouble with a hang gliding contraption before they ask for help. The third story finds the friends helping butterflies being captured.

Cute little stories and fine artwork make these a delight.
Regina Foo (Queen of Bibliophile)
I love reading Oliver and Jumpy book series to my son as they taught him to love the animals and the nature. The loving friendship among the animal characters in the book also taught him kindness too.

Unhappy Dog - I like this story very much as it educates the children that dogs and cats aren't necessary enemies. They can be great friends.

Kite High - An exciting adventure story!

Butterfly Trouble - A great story to teach children to love their surroundings.
Janice Spina
Mar 15, 2015 Janice Spina rated it it was amazing
This is the third book I have read by Werner Stejskal about Oliver and Jumpy. Each adventure is about Oliver and Jumpy helping other animals who are in need. The adventures are entertaining and fun and will keep children actively engrossed in the tales. The illustrations are brilliantly colorful and well done and enhance the stories.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I would recommend this book for young children and early readers.
Donald L McGill
Mar 12, 2015 Donald L McGill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oliver and Jumpy are at it again, three more fun filled adventures , but pay attention as
You could get in trouble if you try to do any of their stunts...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Teresa Kander
Mar 14, 2015 Teresa Kander rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood
Three more adventures of the elegant cat and his kangaroo friends, Jumpy and her son Joey.

I am a big fan of this series. They are all very well written and beautifully illustrated. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has a child in their life.
Dec 02, 2015 Aline rated it it was amazing

Love this children's book author. The books are colorful and full of opportunities to open discussions of all sorts with your little ones. Very "educational" in terms of life events.
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Born in Vienna, Austria, I am now living in the paradise of Perth, Australia with my wife, two married children and three grandchildren. I worked many years in the printing industry and later for the United Nations in Vienna. My wife had been a pen-friend, whom I visited in Hong Kong and finally got married to. After an eventful life, finally retired, I began to write children's stories, had them ...more
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