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As Olaf learns to read he puts his mother's letter in the basket for litter. He obeys the word Pull on the fire alarm and can not quite make out the Quiet sign in the library. As Olaf learns to read, he takes his elders on quite a few adventures. In the end Olaf proudly brings home 2 books instead of one, since he is a good reader, and is quite happy to be initiated into the world of reading. This is definately a kid of an earlier time but he still gets into enough mischief to be apealing to som ...more
I recently found this old book in my parent's house when I took my boys. I remember loving this book in second grade. The writing is terse, pointed. The illustrations are blocky, essential. The story is full of narrative tension and irony. The hero is trying hard, but still confused by these adults. A wonderful story for kids.
I have always liked this simple story, designed for readers that are just beginning to go it alone in the world of literature. The capers on which Olaf embarks as he begins to get into reading are genuinely humorous and make for fun reading material, and I think that readers of all types can enjoy this book.