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Olivia: 12/12/07


My in laws continue to be a wonderful source of sidesplitting funny children's books for Sean and Harriet. On their recent visit they brought up Olivia (for Sean) and Olivia Saves the Circus (for Harriet) by Ian Falconer.

Olivia, a Caldecott Honor book, is the first of eight books. It introduces Olivia a young pig who is full of energy.

The book covers a typical day in Olivia's life. She moves the cat around a lot. She moves herself around a lot too. She scares baby brother Ian. She's a typical preschooler (except that she's a pig).

To go with the simple but funny story, Ian Falconer creates full page illustrations in a simple pallet of red, white, black and grays. Olivia, visually, borders on pop art and is just gorgeous to look at. We have enjoyed these two books so much that we've purchased another Olivia book for Sean's school book drive. I think next year we will try to get the entire Olivia collection for our home library.

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Comment #1: Thursday, December, 13, 2007 at 19:31:57

Secret Agent Mama

Since my daughter is an Olivia, we love this series of books. They are great!"

Comment #2: Friday, December, 14, 2007 at 13:56:20


I love Olivia books!

Very nice post and isn't it great to look at the art and read along to kids? I loved my daughters book library."

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