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The Imposter

Written by Laura Bower
Illustrated by Kerisa Greene

Olive loves her Mr. Snuggles more than anything else in the world. He's cuddly - reliable - perfect - and unfortunately ... lost. When Mr. Snuggles mysteriously reappears, Olive couldn’t be more excited. Except, he looks a little too clean, a little too fluffy, and a little too new. He's an imposter! Olive must learn to make room for more than just one Mr. Snuggles in her heart or else banish The Imposter from her life for good.


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March 5, 2024

Key Concepts

Social-emotional learning (letting go, acceptance), humor, and friendship.

Additional Details

  • 8.5 x 11 inches
  • 32 Pages
  • Ages 3 to 7
  • Trade ISBN: 9781957655222
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781957655253

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    Reader Reviews

    • ★★★★★

      Every parent who’s ever had the bedtime panic that can only be induced by a missing stuffed friend will relate to Olive’s predicament, and every child who has lost a beloved fluffy and not-so-great-smelling furry friend will sympathize as Olive, during a terrifying thunderstorm, reluctantly bonds with her imposter . . . A well-paced narrative that works for story hours or to have on the SEL shelves.

      ~ School Library Journal (Apr. 2024)

    • ★★★★★

      With charming illustrations by Kerisa Greene that draw out the heart and humor of Olive's complicated relationship with the new Mr. Snuggles, "The Imposter" is the debut picture book by author/storyteller Laura Bower and is especially recommended as a bedtime or storytime read for children ages 3-7 and an ideal pick for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.

      - Midwest Book Review (Mar. 2024)