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Olivia Goes to Venice

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

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    OLIVIA CONTINUES TO CAPTURE YOUNG HEARTS

    While it's always difficult to resist that perky little porker, Olivia, it's impossible now that she's visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Venice. Yes, sporting a gondolier's hat with its ribbons flying she's about to take that storied spot by storm. (almost literally).

    As most know by now Ian Falconer has created one of the most appealing children's book characters to be found. Olivia,along with her brother, Ian, and their mother and father have shared many adventures - from forming a band to visiting a circus to preparing for Christmas. Now, they're off to Italy.

    It's spring vacation and Olivia wants to take along her snorkel, flippers and water skis lest the city is under water - mother prevails. Happy to hear that she'll find pizza and ice cream everywhere Olivia enjoys their overseas flight.

    Upon seeing the beautiful Grand Canal lined with incredible palazzos Olivia begs to live in one of the palazzos. Of course, she was disappointed when this couldn't happen but a gelato or three cheered her. They're all overwhelmed by how much there is to see - Piazza San Marco, the bevy of pigeons, the gondolas, the Rialto Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs.

    Everything about Venice is grandly overwhelming to Olivia and she decides she must find the perfect souvenir of their trip. Young readers will laugh and be surprised at exactly what that is.......as well as its effects upon the city.

    The Olivia stores simply become more delightful with each telling.

    - Gail Cooke

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    First time reader, but will be getting more!

    My 3 1/2 year old received this book as a Christmas gift. We just had a chance to read it and it was great. She enjoyed the illustrations and asked questions. It has sparked my curiosity for other Olivia books!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Adorable story...but you must know Venice to truly appreciate it!

    We travel to the beautiful city of Venice often and so I ordered this book for my six year old, who adores both Olivia and Venezia, even before it was released. We read it together with such delight! But I will admit the reader should know a bit about Venice and its history to truly appreciate the humor of the ending (I won't give it away other than to say that it has to do with a real event that occurred in Venice in the early 1900s.) I know we will read and re-read this story many times to come.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Olivia

    this is such a great book and great for kids of all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Great

    I am in 6th grade and I even read it. This book is great for all ages. We read it in latin class amazing!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    nice

    nice

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

    Sumptuous illustrations and piggy hilarity

    This is our favorite book of the Olivia series (so far). Layers of drawings, painting and antique photos make up a fantastically rich story with Olivia busy as usual. The drawings of the gondoliers and family are hysterical. My kids love this and i can stare at the drawings forever. We hope this isn't the last-they get better and better!

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