scrounge: /skrounj/ informal verb: to actively seek [books] from any available source
Ollie is a really cute book for preschoolers, all about Ollie -- who is still in his egg and won't come out. Gossie and Gertie try different ways to get him to hatch out of there, but every time the response is "I won't come out!"
By the end, these resourceful birds figure out that sometimes all it takes is a little reverse psychology! I like how this book is repetitive in a way that will draw young children in, but not to the degree of driving the adult reader insane. Plus, the little birds (goslings, I assume?) are totally adorable.
This is one of a series, and we've also enjoyed Ollie the Stomper, in which Ollie gets a lot more actual "face time."
Author/Illustrator: Olivier Dunrea
Content Advisory: None