Celebrate the wonderful (and hilarious) ways in which friends can be different in this laugh-out-loud odd-couple story.
Best friends Jasper, a quick and feisty fox, and Ollie, a slow and deliberate sloth, decide to build forts in the yard. While Jasper's enormous fort goes up in minutes (complete with a rock climbing wall, bouncy, castle, and moat), it's Ollie's humble fort that has what the pair need most . . . a place that they can share.
This highly visual story allows young readers to easily recognize the differences between the two pals, as Jasper's increasingly frenzied building contrasts with Ollie's more reserved and planned approach. It's a smartly paced, hugely funny celebration of our differences. Kids AND grown-ups will giggle as they decide if they're more of a "Jasper" or an "Ollie." Which one are you?
Parents will also appreciate the subtle lesson of mindfulness, told with humour, as impatient Jasper comes to understand that being first and fastest isn't always best.
“The fable of The Tortoise and the Hare gets a lively new spin in Willan's second Jasper & Ollie adventure. . . . The odd-couple friendship and the cozy conclusion will leave readers feeling just right.” - Booklist