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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claudia Mills Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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Talented children's author Claudia Mills pens this inspiring story about one boy's quest for independence. Oliver Olson's teacher wants her students to come up with one idea to change the world. Oliver doubts he'll think up anything great, since his overprotective parents never let him think for himself. But completing a science project - without his parents' help - makes him realize that he may have one great idea after all.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 2/20/2014

    " I loved it. It was good because it was very exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/22/2014

    " Cute little story about a boy who is overprotected by his parents. Can be read in one setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 1/21/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book with my kids. Explores a boys desire to exercise some independence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keegan | 1/20/2014

    " This is a cute middle grade novel. I heard good things about it at the BYU Writing and Illustrating for Young Reader's Conference, and Claudia Mills was my favorite speaker at the conference, so I checked this book out and read it aloud to my husband. We both enjoyed it. It made me laugh out loud in parts. So the question is, should Pluto be a planet or not? As well as, will germs kill you? Read it. It's fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorelie | 1/3/2014

    " Cute story. Who hasn't seen these parents in action? Oliver has quite a load on his hands as he tries to step up to the plate and become his own person, for better or for worse. I really liked Olivers character and his voice. You couldn't help but root for him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindy | 12/27/2013

    " Oliver believes that a big idea can change the world, but so far the only changed that he managed to do was working on his diorama with his chatter-box partner Crystal. But how can Oliver changed the world when his parents are not allowing him to have a sleepover with the class to learn all together about the solar system supposed to be the most exicting event for a third-grader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 12/12/2013

    " Spelling homework? Dioramas? Yuck! I couldn't get over how much I disliked Oliver's teacher. On the positive side, I liked the voice and liked Oliver and Crystal. Quick fun read that my second graders will likely enjoy, I just hope they don't expect me to start assigning dioramas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 12/4/2013

    " A fairly gentle story about a 3rd grade boy learning about independence and standing up to his over-protective parents. A bit of humor, lots of discussions about Pluto and how to change the world, and gradeschool friendships. Nothing really rocks the boat here, and while Oliver grows and changes through the story, most of the characters stay fairly flat and serve their roles - girl who likes bunny, best friend who likes rocks, project partner who talks too much, over-protective mom. Fairly short chapters and occasional full-page black and white illustrations make this a good format for kids just settling into chapter books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Waugh | 12/3/2013

    " This a fun short read about a boy struggling to break away from his overbearing parents. This is a must read for all "helicopter" parents, and a good book for low readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 9/20/2013

    " A really sweet easy-to-read book (for early elementary grades) about a boy named Oliver and his adventures at school. He has to do a science project on the solar system, and he ends up doing a very funny one that excludes Pluto--but Pluto is shown with a protest sign saying "let me in!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caren | 8/22/2013

    " Fun little book about 3rd graders while they are learning about the galaxy. Would be a good read-a-loud for 2nd or 3rd graders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 10/17/2012

    " The pivotal place in Oliver's life - when he discovers how to be his own person and do it iin a respectful to parents way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 6/28/2012

    " I really liked it except for the terribly dated cover and illustrations, and the fact that the main character is so young! I wish he had been in 4th or 5th or even 6th grade... he seemed a little older... shame too! Sweet book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgene | 4/1/2012

    " Claudia Mills is often a good choice for realistic fiction and this 2011 Virginia Young Reader title will be a good recommendation for 3rd and 4th grade readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 2/16/2012

    " Hurray! Something to interest the boys who don't want a long book, but it will still satisfy the teachers who don't want them reading at a babyish AR level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 1/20/2012

    " Witty story of poor Oliver who is trying to break away from his overly protective parents and get to a)do his own projects and b) join his classmates in a school "space" sleepover including planet and star watching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 11/19/2011

    " Another cute quick story, love the other books by this author. Yahoo for a character who stands up to a smothering parent and has his own point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingrid | 6/10/2011

    " Oliver is third grader whose parents are extremely overprotective. Really Oliver has more sense than they do. Oliver learns to stand up for himself so that he can do the kinds of things that kids his age like to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gladys Landing-Corretjer | 1/12/2011

    " LOVED it! It validated my belief of how important is to listen to the children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 6/28/2010

    " It's a really refreshing change of pace for a children's book to feature overprotectively parents rather than abusive neglectful parents. "

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