Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce

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Way up high in the ROLIE POLIE Sky
Is a little round planet
Of a really swell guy...

Rolie Polie Olie lives on a fantastic planet of blue skies and friendly robots, where every day is a surprise and literally everything comes to life. Harking back to the happy cartoon shorts of the 1930s, it's a world where machines act like people and where Mom and Dad seem to know all the answers. The whole mechanical Rolie Polie family Ping-Pongs around their smiley teapot house, playing and having fun from morning to noon to night. In Rolie Polie Olie land, it's one for all and all for one, little sister Zowie worships her big brother, and ever-loyal Spot is a pal to the end of time. And when things go wrong and all seems lost, a rumba dance can make everything okey dokey once again.

Olie is the hero of Disney's hit TV show Rolie Polie Olie, which Entertainment Weekly called “the best new children's show” on television this year. Hollywood Reporter said: “Little else on television can match the sheer enchantment of Rolie Polie Olie.” This is Olie's introduction into the world of children's books, where he can stand side by side with his creator's other award-winning and best-selling classics, Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, Bently & egg, Santa Calls, and The Leaf Men.


About William Joyce

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Author and illustrator, William Joyce was born December 11, 1957. He attended Southern Methodist University. He has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books. His first published title was Tammy and the Gigantic Fish. His other titles include George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Bently and Egg, and Rolie Polie Olie. In addition to writing and illustrating, he also works on movies based on his books. Among other awards, he has received a Golden Kite Award Honor Book for Illustration and a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. In addition, he received two Annie awards for his Rolie Polie Olie series on the Disney Channel.
Published January 1, 2001 by scholastic inc.. 48 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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PLB 0-06-027164-7 Joyce (The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, 1996, etc.) plays with circles, curls, and curves the way a writer plays with language, creating a visually dazzling story about the everyday capers of a family of round Rolie Polies.

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Joyce diverges from the hyperbolic, pleasurably bizarre imagery he created for The Leaf Men and Dinosaur Bob in this digitally enhanced but uneventful picture book. Rolie Polie Olie is a robotic child

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Olie was part of ''The World of William Joyce Scrapbook,'' published in 1994, and sometime in the early 1990's I signed to do a series of Rolie Polie Olie books with HarperCollins.

Jan 28 2001 | Read Full Review of Rolie Polie Olie

Publishers Weekly

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Fans of the television series will welcome this tangible introduction to Rolie Polie Olie's world.

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In this day-in-the-life story, ""Rolie Polie Olie/ rolled out of bed./ Brushed his teeth./ Recharged his head."" After a breakfast of ""Rolie O's,"" Olie and his parents, sister and dog perform a morning ritual: ""The Rolie Polie Rumba Dance/ was always done in underpants!"" Olie then helps the f...

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Joyce's intent was to create a universe where Leave It to Beaver meets The Matrix or Bladerunner,'' but clearly, Rolie Polie Olie is in a remarkable world of its own.

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Kids will love Olie's mischief-making, which lands him in a bunch of trouble.

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