Synopsis: When Olive Oh’s third-grade teacher announces that the whole school will be having an art show, Olive is thrilled. Being creative is what she does best. Plus, she has just found her lucky red beret. Olive is sure she’ll have all kinds of great ideas. But as the week goes on and Olive sees all the amazing projects her classmates create, she starts having doubts. What if her friends are better artists than she is? Or worse, what if she’s all out of creative ideas?

Olive Oh is going to be a famous artist when she grows up. Right now, she’s in third grade, using her creative thinking to find solutions to all kinds of problems. Her ideas often lead to unexpected adventures for her family and friends. But as any good artist knows, messiness is often part of the process.

Release Date: 1st September 2021

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Middle Grade, Friendship, Family, Art

Pages: 112

Thank you so much to Jolly Fish Press and Netgalley for the Earc to read and review.

Review: This book was utterly adorable, I loved Olive she was the sweetest little girl, with a big personality and a really creative mind. She always has some sort of creative art planned and leaves a mess in her wake. I really enjoyed this story. 

When Olives’ school is planning an art show she’s the most excited but then as her friends share what they are doing she becomes defeated and doesn’t think she’s talented or able to create anything as good as them. I loved that her family all helped her feel better and helped her to figure out what she really can do. 

It was such a sweet story with a great diverse family, great storyline and really beautiful illustrations that showed some of the best parts of the story in each chapter. This is really a really easy and quick read, perfect for a child that’s starting out with chapter books, Olive is a great lead and it’s a really fun book.


Where to buy: Amazon, Book Depository, JollyFish Press

About Author: Tina Kim spent her childhood dreaming of becoming an artist one day. Somehow she ended up writing about artists instead–and she loves every minute of it. When she is not writing, Tina likes to eat lots of mac and cheese and watch travel documentaries with her dog, Henry. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

About Illustrator: Tiff Bartel is a multimedia artist, creating work in illustration, design, film, and music. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with her husband and baby, and their cat and dog.


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