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HarperCollins, May 8, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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"How do planes fly?"

"How does our fridge work?"

"Can I breathe underwater like a fish?"

Oliver is a curious explorer, so he asks a lot of questions.

Then, one day in the bathtub, he hears a strange gurgle. "What lives down the drain?" he wonders. Soon Oliver is headed down the drain in his homemade submarine on a spectacular mission. But will this clever inventor be able to discover a way back?

In this imaginative and funny adventure story, Judith Rossell introduces a lovable little hero whose curiosity leads him to extraordinary places.

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The book also has many interesting pictures. - Goodreads
Good illustrations but hard to follow the story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dimity Powell - Goodreads

Superb. Clear, clever clarity. Oliver is everyone's younger brother, kid next door, beguiling 6 year old, and he is perfect. I wanna go jet packing with him for ever. Read full review

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User Review  - Sandi Roe - Goodreads

Oliver is a fun book about inventing and exploring how things work. Oliver asks his mom lots of questions, like if penguins could live in their fridge. It is far from factual, Oliver goes down the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Judith Rossell studied textile design in Scotland and worked for a cotton spinning company before finding her true calling as a full-time illustrator. Judith rendered the scenes where Oliver is at home in pencil and watercolor. Then she used collage and colored crayon to create a mixture of Oliver's own artwork and various things from his life, such as the broccoli trees. Bits of graph paper and bits of brown paper were used to resemble the parts of the cardboard box for his submarine. Oliver was inspired by Judith's brother's little boy, who is into everything and, according to Judith, is just exactly the way her brother used to be when he was little. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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