Oliver West! It’s Time to Get Dressed!

Oliver West! It’s Time to Get Dressed! by Kelly Louise, Illustrated by Rebecca Sinclair, Spaghetti Head Press 2019

Do you have a toddler in your life who NEVER wants to get dressed? Then this could be just the book for you! It’s a very cute concept book about getting dressed in the morning (similar to books you might find about potty training). I’m surprised I haven’t seen more books like this one out there, since it’s such a common struggle for toddler parents. I have to admit, I had epic battles with my oldest around getting dressed when she was three, and when my second came along I pretty much decided to cede that battle – my youngest wears pajamas to preschool quite frequently, and we’re both happier for it. BUT, if you have an event you need your child to get dressed for, and you don’t want an epic battle, a positive book on the topic can never hurt.

This book starts out by highlighting how much fun the neighborhood kids are having playing outside, which is a positive way to start the conversation and highlight the benefits of getting dressed. It’s written in rhyme – and though I’m no rhyming expert I think it flows very nicely. It’s very age appropriate in tone and text. There are some humorous moments as Oliver West takes off his jammies and struggles into his pants, enhanced by the adorable and funny illustrations. The illustrator does a nice job of adding her own layer to the story. This one is three-year old approved, too. My daughter loves it.

Added Bonus – I noticed the author is running a Black Friday special for this book on her Facebook site.

*NOTE: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*

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