Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay

Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay
Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay

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A little oyster wants to help clean the bay where he lives. View the book trailer for a peek inside the book.

Full description:
Olly the oyster lives in the Chesapeake Bay. He loves to drift with the currents, but Olly has been traveling his whole life and wants to settle down. He wants to do something important—help clean the Chesapeake Bay. But what can a little oyster do? He doesn’t have pincers or fingers or sharp teeth or legs and feet. Journey under the Chesapeake Bay with Olly’s little minnow friend and find out how Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay.

Schiffer Books | Pre-K to grade 3 | 32 pp | 7×10 | Subject Categories: Science & Nature, Environment & Ecology, Water Books, Oceanography, Marine Life, and Self-esteem. #kidsbooks #beachbooks #summerreads #earthdaybooks


“Charming, anthropomorphic illustrations enhance this simple and enjoyable story.” Midwest Book Review

“Delight your preschooler with Elaine Ann Allen’s rhythmic tale of Olly the Oyster, a determined little fellow who wants to help the Chesapeake Bay.”Bay Weekly, by Dotty Holcomb Doherty

“Author Elaine Ann Allen, a Marylander, gives young readers a unique glimpse into what goes on under water. Think glass-bottom boat in the form of a book with a good message.” SpinSheet, Chesapeake Bay Sailing

Book Trailer

Lesson Plans

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Toys and Gifts

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