Olivia Counts: 02/24/08
Olivia is one of my children's favorite characters. Olivia Countsis a board book that teaches with the typical humor of the Olivia books counting one to ten.
Of all the Olivia books I've read to Harriet, Olivia Counts is by far her favorite. It is short, cute and heavy on the illustrations.
Harriet's favorite part of the book is where Olivia counts to ten. The page is covered with ten Olivias doing typically silly things and dressed in costumes from previous books.
I can't figure it out. I've never understood what was so appealing about Olivia. But my kids love her! I'm lucky if I can remember her name--my kids recognize her like Mickey Mouse or Hello Kitty. She's definitely got something!"
I wasn't expecting to like Olivia but she really reminds me of my kids with over the to enthusiasm for everything. I also like Falconer's illustrations. He does a lot with a limited range of colors."