Oliver Who Was Small But Mighty

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The night the wind started to bump and to bash was the night the rain started to thump and to thrash.
Oliver was small, he didn't like it at all. He wished he was tall and mighty. Oliver is having a bath during a thunderstorm and as the thunder gets louder and the storm gets more scary he uses his imagination to face his fears and overcome them.

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Mara Bergman (Author)
Mara Bergman is an award-winning poet and children's writer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and always knew she wanted to write. Her poetry has been published widely in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad. Her short collection, The Tailor's Three Sons and Other New York Poems, won the 2014 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition and was published in 2015 by Seren. Mara has always felt a strong link between poetry and picture books and began to write for children when her own were young. She has published more than twenty books, including Snip Snap! (reissued as Snip Snap Alligator!), illustrated by Nick Maland, which won the Stockport Children's Book Award and, in the US, a Parents' Choice Award and the Society of Illustrators' Silver medal. In 2009 she won the Booktrust Early Years Prize for Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide, also illustrated by Nick Maland. Mara works in London as a children's fiction editor and lives in Kent. Visit her at www.marabergman.com

Nick Maland (Illustrator)
Nick Maland graduated in English and Drama from London University in 1981. He pursued a career in the theatre, acting and directing in the London fringe, and, during this time, developed an interest in drawing, which soon took over as a full-time occupation. He has worked as an editorial illustrator for the TES, The Times, The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent amongst others. He was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award in 1996 (for Welcome Night) and the Children's Book Award in 1998 (for Brave Whale). Further prestigious wins include the V&A illustration award in 2003 (You've Got Dragons) and the Silver Medal in Society of Illustrators Original Art 2005 Exhibition as well as the Stockport Children's Book Award (for Snip Snap). Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide won the Booktrust Early Years Award. He has a daughter and a son and lives between London and France.

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A deliciously funny portrayal of the way that a small child transforms a bath into an epic, it will remind you why keeping at least one pirate boat and a few plastic sharks and dolphins are essential.―Amanda Craig, Times

With the wind howling outside the bathroom window, Oliver is feelng mighty small against the elements. How he wishes he was tall and mighty. With that our diminutive hero takes a deep breath and dives into his bath and sets off on a watery adventure, where he sails among mermaids, whales and dolphins, pirates and sea monsters, courtesy of his vivid imagination.―JUNIOR

Through the terrific rhyming text and bold illustrations Oliver discovers that, though small, he is indeed mighty as he lives through his fears in this glorious, rollicking work of imagination.―Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

Terrific rhyming text and bold illustrations...[a] glorious, rollicking work of imagination―The Guardian

Lively illustrations,... The influence of Maurice Sendak can be sensed.―School Librarian

Deliciously funny―The Times

An incredibly imaginative and creative tale of Oliver's bathtime adventure with superb lyrical text. This will appeal to all childre with bright lively minds.―Family Interest Magazine

A wonderfully rhythmic read about overcoming your fears, this is an exceptionally strong picture book with superb illustrations.―SW

A wonderfully rhythmic read about overcoming your fears, this is an exceptionally strong picture book with superb illustrations―SW

A terrific book for young children, using superb illustrations and a range of vocabulary that is imaginative and fun―Nursery World

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