“With an Owllama, you can always expect a little drama.”
– Kim Wilson
Ollie, our young, frustrated and misunderstood friend, is no exception to this rule. In fact, he is the reason for it! Managing the traits of spitting like his llama daddy and hooting like his owl mama is tough, especially when it all comes out together as one loud “Pah-hoo!” Ollie is continually irritated that the llamas and owls don’t realize his spit-hoot is not a sneeze. Rather, it reveals his distaste for the grass and mice on the menu at each meal. Will Ollie ever solve his prob-llamas and gain the understanding he needs from his friends…and finally get ahold of some delicious pancakes to fill his empty tummy? Find out in Ollie the Owllama, the first book in The Owllama Series.
Ollie the Owllama was recently named a Gold Mom's Choice Award recipient, received a Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review and both New York and London Book Festival Honorable Mentions. Published by Headline Books, Independent Publisher of the Year 2018, the book was released July 2018.
Ollie and the Egg-splosion released May 14, 2019! Check out the Events section for book signings!
What are people saying about Ollie the Owllama?
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Read what Charlotte Smarty Pants has to say about the book!
“Young readers will fall head over heels for brave and lovable Ollie. In a world where it’s hard to feel accepted for who we are, Ollie shows us just what to do!”
- Mollie Gee, RN, MSN, CPNP, MA, LPCA, NCC, Owner of The Nest Counseling
“This book is sure to delight audiences of all ages, and encourage empathy, good manners and fun at the same time. Lots of teachable moments! Thank you to Kim Wilson for bringing Ollie to our library shelves. Can't wait to read it to my young friends.”
- Nanine Hartzenbusch Fox, Director of Our Little Library, Charlotte, NC
“Ollie the Owllama is a delightful depiction of claiming one's voice!”
- Margo Markesteyn, LCSW, MDiv, PhD
“I love how Ollie finds his voice in the end! This will make a great addition to our literacy programs at Charity League of Charlotte!”
-Elizabeth Phillips, President 2016-2018, Charity League Inc.
"This book would be a wonderful addition to any school and/or classroom library!!!
Vibrant illustrations keep transitional readers engaged, tier two vocabulary is intertwined throughout, and the conflict solution is clear and concise, helping young readers track character change throughout the story."
- Lauren Phillips, Literacy Facilitator, Beverly Woods Elementary, A National Blue Ribbon and A+ School
What are people saying about Ollie and the Egg-splosion?
"Why can’t he just have a normal name? There’s nothing normal about Ollie the owllama, and kids love it! He’s part owl, part llama, he’s quirky, and makes funny sounds. Author Kim Wilson and Ollie’s family teach us to be proud of our differences and that nothing brings people together like pancakes!”
- Kelly Cates, COO & Professional Bookworm, Promising Pages
“Brinner is a winner! A special time that everyone shares together. A nice message of coming together, even with all of our differences."
- Elizabeth Phillips, Executive Board Member, Charity League, Inc.
"We love Ollie! We are an inclusion school and this series is perfect to show acceptance of differences.”
- Shawn Manning, MLIS, NBCT, Elementary Media Coordinator