What is Olly about?
The show is all about a little white van called Olly. Like most white vans on the road, Olly is always on the go, running errands and doing useful work. He doesn't always get it right but he is thoughtful and tries his best.
Olly is voiced by the wonderful Justin Fletcher, which appealed to me straight away as I know my kids adore him. The characters are bright, colourful and appealing. I was worried they may be too babyish for my nearly 4 year old, but I didn't have to worry - he loved it.
Meet the Gang
Olly - The lead character, playful and fun.
Bazza - Ollie's best friend who is always up to mischief. He minds me of the A-Team van
Bessie - She is an old burger van who has been given new lease of life thanks to Ollie
Jethro - He is an old tractor. He is a bit slow but has many great qualities
Ruby - She is a helicopter, full of fun. Isaac's favourite!!
Each episode is only around 5 minutes long, so is perfect for young children. The storylines are clear, fun and easy to understand and there is a song at the end of every episode which is Eliza's favourite feature. She stops everything to listen and dance to the theme tune and then this ending song, which is the moral of the story.
The Olly the Little White Van website is great too. There are clips, games and print outs for colouring in, plus a section for parents and news. A selection of toys and games are set to be released at Easter too.
In a nutshell, Olly spreads the message to children that helping is good! You certainly can't go wrong with that!
Did you know you can also follow Olly the Little White Van on twitter and facebook too for news, reviews and competitions!
Eliza dancing to the theme tune: