Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Jacky Davis & Giselle Potter
Illustrator: Giselle Potter
Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher
Best friends sometimes cannot be more opposite, and that certainly is true for the four-legged best buddies Olive and Pekoe. The book tells four little stories of the walks they go on. Olive is old, wise, and prefers resting around comfortably. Pekoe is lively, young, and loves to chase animals and is still sometimes unsure about the world. But that certainly does not prevent these two from enjoying each other’s company. They go on walks in the woods, not necessarily in inclement weather, surrounded by nature and visit the dog park.
The book is great for beginning level readers, and likely to be especially enjoyable for those who may also have a furry four-legged friend that act just like Olive or Pekoe. It shows the readers the quirky and loving personalities two best friends may have through four little adventures they go on. The stories teach young readers a little lesson about appreciating the differences in each other and forming wonderful friendships. The illustrations offer endearing details that brings the characters more to life.