Olive poster spurs reading to your heart's content

Contact: Trish Cleary, ALA Graphics
Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2005

Olive poster spurs reading to your heart’s content

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics is pleased to announce the new Olive My Love poster featuring the beloved characters Olive and Dexter created by children's book illustrator J.otto Seibold.

The ever-popular pup Olive of “Olive, The Other Reindeer” fame returns in the latest book by author Vivian Walsh and illustrator J.otto Seibold, “Olive, My Love.” The new Olive My Love poster is an ALA Graphics exclusive and features the tagline “Read to Your Heart's Content.” Dexter's love of reading is captured in this memorable illustration in which Olive attempts to return a one of a kind lost object – a heart.

Seibold and Walsh have been entertaining readers of all ages for many years with their wacky, heart-warming stories, including the Mr. Lunch Series.

The Olive My Love poster and bookmark are available for sale to libraries and fans alike. Both are available online at
www.alastore.ala.org or call toll-free 866-746-7252

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world with over 64,000 members. Members are primarily librarians but also trustees, publishers and other library supporters. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

The ALA thanks Vivian Walsh, J.otto Seibold, and Harcourt Books for their support to help continue this important work.