About The Book
East Prussia, now Poland, is where I was born. In 1945 my family fled to the west of Germany. I went to school there and became a kindergarten teacher. In 1964 I immigrated to the United States, eventually becoming a Montessori teacher in Wisconsin, where I worked for many years
Reading to children, I learned, that one of their favorite subjects was animals. That knowledge I used in later years to create the Olli stories, this time going into the ocean, to introduce a new animal world to young children. While learning about these creatures they are entertained with rhyming stories and wonderful pictures.
Love and respect for all life, no matter where we find it, is my goal in these books. We are all living on the same planet, and we need to learn how to share it with everyone, no matter who they are and where their home is.