Copyright © Didi Bok 2020 Copyright illustrations © Hein Mevissen / John Doe BV 2020 All rights reserved

NUR 273 / ISBN 978 90 258 6839 0



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Every day Olli sits in his favorite tree. The place he likes to close his eyes and travel in his dreams. Everything is possible in your dreams and when you remember it it is real.

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To dream Olli imagines sheep and tries to count them. Sometimes he only needs to count 9 sheep to fall asleep but other times there are thousands of sheep.


Then he falls asleep and the world feels upside down and turned around. Nothing makes sense but Olli likes it. He can fly!
Ari the pig makes it rain cute little rubber ducks and the clouds feel soft and smell like icecream.


But suddenly this beautiful world is gone. Olli is cold. Where is he? In an arctic nightmare. A big hairy monster is chasing Olli and he can't get away. Wait, there's a door.
He can see himself floating like  an air balloon in the sky but can't reach it. Run Olli!


Olli is flying again. He escaped the bad dream into a magical dream. High above the trees with a little basket that carries his best friends. It's getting dark and Olli has to land.


A spooky forest with crazy dancing rabbits and a big dinosaur with a chicken friend. Is he scary or friendly?


Olli chooses not to be scary and follows with the white rabbits. While bouncing around the rabbits stick together. Olli tries to run away but somehow he is stuck. He can only bounce like te rabbits. It's a spooky forest. He wishes he was in his room with his friends... his wish comes true but only up side down.


Although Olli is stuck to the ceiling, he is very happy to see his friends.

Especially Ari, the pig,  he is the smart one of his friends and always knows a solution to any kind of problem.

Ari greets Olli, 'Hi there, how do you do that? Hanging on the ceiling?"

'I really don't know....', says Olli. ' I rather be on the ground. Can you help me? You are smart!'Please borrow me some of you... you are smart. Just a little piece of you. So I can get out!'

Ari laughs


Before Olli knew it, he got a piece of Ari. Only his behind, not the part with Ari's brains.....


Olli is hopeless and  so tired. And starts counting sheeps again. He wakes up with all the sheeps in the tree. Although he doesn't know if he is awake or dreaming.... but it feels good to be on his favorite spot.

Do you know the answers?

Are there more grains of sand than stars?

The population of stars are enormously, it is estimated to 70 thousand million, million, million stars in the observable universe. So we've got multiple stars for every grain of sand — which means, sorry, grains, you are nowhere near as numerous as the stars.

Where does all the sand come from?

Nearly all sand in deserts came from somewhere else – sometimes hundreds of kilometers away. This sand was washed in by rivers or streams in distant or blown by the wind in dry times.

Why is the night sky black?

At night, when that part of Earth is facing away from the Sun, space looks blackbecause there is no nearby bright source of light, like the Sun, to be scattered. If you were on the Moon, which has no atmosphere, the sky would be black both night and day.

Why is Olli grey?

Thee colour grey seems to be the best compromise between black and white for heat balance in large animal like Olli

What is Olli’s favorite spot to sleep?

On a branch of a big tree.