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The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation #uhccf (UHCCF) unveiled its new children’s book, “Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday,” this past weekend at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City. Imagination takes flight in the third book of the award-winning Oliver & Hope™ series as Oliver™ the bear, Hope™ the butterfly and Millie™ the barn owl join their friend Charlotte the fox on a superhero adventure.
When these lovable characters put on their hero capes, they have fun pretending to save a pirate ship, rescue a hot air balloon and face an evil mud monster. But when they discover their friend Chewie™ the English bulldog really needs their help, the friends must work together to become real heroes.
The 32-page book, geared toward children ages 3-8, delivers a fun story and engaging images that enable readers to imagine how they might become a hero like the characters. The heartwarming story also teaches subtle lessons about the power of friendship, resiliency and imagination.
“Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday” is the highly anticipated follow-up to the first two award-winning books in the series: “Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure” and “Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars.” Each book in the series is written by Meg Cadts and beautifully hand-illustrated and painted by Samantha Fitch. Meg Cadts is the pen name for the UHCCF team of writers and contributors.
All three books of the Oliver & Hope series are available through uhccf.org/shop for $13.95 each. Proceeds from the books and plush toys from the series help fund UHCCF grants that help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan.
Last year, UHCCF awarded medical grants worth an estimated $5.4 million to more than 2,000 children across the United States.
“We created the Oliver & Hope series to provide joy and inspiration for children. We are grateful to have received such positive feedback on the books, especially since the proceeds from the books and toys are helping children access medical care that will improve their health and quality of life,” said UHCCF President Matt Peterson.
More information about the Oilver & Hope books, including free audio recordings of the books as well as fun activities and downloads, can be found at Oliver & Hope’s Clubhouse at UHCCF.org.