Oliver the Octopus and Oliver’s Birthday, by Bonnie Lady Lee

Barbara’s Book Review

Two wonderful books, written by Bonnie Lady Lee, featuring Oliver the Octopus, are sure to delight young children with their brilliant color illustrations and their sweet stories. Oliver the Octopus introduces us to Oliver as he seeks friendship and acceptance from his underwater neighbors. In Oliver’s Birthday (co-written by Bonnie Lady Lee and Jan Van Buyten), Oliver plays the Game of Shapes as he celebrates his birthday with his new friends. This book is a fun way to teach children to recognize basic shapes.

Both books include coloring pages at the end!

I recommend these books for young children, ages 2-6.

Educator Notes

These books may be useful for…

  • early readers
  • matching text to illustration
  • teaching about friendship
  • introduction to undersea creatures
  • teaching basic shapes
  • matching shapes to items found in the real world

About the Author

Bonnie Lee Books is a children’s book company producing Educational Children’s Stories for beginning readers that teach a valuable life lesson. Bonnie Lee Books’ stories have a whimsical flair that introduces children to unique animals and their environment while developing the foundations for reading.

Bonnie Lee Books teach children how to be open to new ideas, and get them to think and apply these experiences to their own life. The stories focus on adventures and misadventures that these animals experience in their daily lives; so that children can be entertained and surprised with each turn of the page. What’s more there are “teaching moments” throughout her stories in which animals learn about unique diets, interaction with other animals that are different; or have a specific challenge. Bonnie Lee Books are created with the highest quality materials. They are case bound and have high gloss lamination to make colors more vivid and images sharper.


Copyright Bonnie Lady Lee. Used with permission.

How to Purchase

Both books, along with others written by Bonnie Lady Lee, are available at www.bonnieleebooks.com.

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