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Sleepy Time Olie (Rolie Polie Olie)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews

Rolie Polie evening--
Olie's almost sleeping.

His Rolie days
are without care,
especially when
Pappy's there.

But where is Pappy?
Where oh,
oh where?

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 2nd 2001 by HarperCollins (first published October 1st 2001)
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Sep 07, 2016 Lacey rated it really liked it
Cute story for nap time. I have forgotten all about that old TV show so it is nice to have found the book at the library and had the chance to read it to my daughter.
Sheri Gunderson
Jan 23, 2008 Sheri Gunderson rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-children
This is one of Elena's favorite books lately; we read it every night before bed. I like it because the rhyming verses are fun to read out loud to her, and she's fascinated by the bold, colorful illustrations. (I gave it four stars because there are only a couple spots where I think the rhymes are a little contrived.)
Aug 06, 2016 Erica rated it really liked it
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The kids really enjoy this book - duh, it has good rhymes and it has a robot who saves the day with silliness. But it also has a good rhythm and repetition, particularly at the end, where it winds down in a way that doesn't rile them up right before it's time to sleep. I knew they'd like it. It's not the best kids book I've ever read but they it's bound to be a favorite for them.
Tina Gauthier
Mar 10, 2010 Tina Gauthier rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
This is one of my favorite children's books to read to my boys. The words are a bit odd, but once you learn them, they flow very well. I could probably read it with my eyes closed - actually I have when I am so tired but the kids really want it read to them. The art work is great too. HBO made a movie based on the characters.
Meg McGregor
Dec 09, 2014 Meg McGregor rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
Little ones will be delighted with the whimsical pictures in this book.

If they are already fans of Rolly Polly Ollie, they will want to read this book even more.

Cute and comfy cozy, this book makes bedtime or nap time a warmer experience for all involved!
Kayla Whitlock
Jan 27, 2014 Kayla Whitlock rated it it was ok
I thought there were two words that were too much for children. Even I stumbled over them. The book did not have an even flow. Some line rhymed and others did not which threw me off
Katie Casey
Jul 18, 2014 Katie Casey rated it really liked it
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Before he can sleep, Olie has to find a way to fix Pappy's frown. Micah really related to this one and was extremely excited that "Pappy" was in it. ;-) Very cute story and rhymes.
Mar 06, 2010 Gail rated it liked it
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The rhymes in this book made for difficult reading. The pictures were confusing to me as well. My daughter still requested it many times.
Elke Ursin
Feb 21, 2010 Elke Ursin rated it liked it
I wanted this one to be great, and it had some moments, but the rhymes often just didn't flow for me and were a bit awkward.
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William Joyce is one of my favorite authors, but this book just didn't stand out to me.
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FANTASTIC! I really enjoyed reading this to my kids.
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