Olivia: with audio recording

Olivia: with audio recording

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by Ian Falconer, Dame Edna
     
 

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Have fun with Olivia...

  • dressing up

  • singing songs

  • building sand castles

  • napping (maybe)

  • dancing

  • painting on walls

  • and -- whew! --
going to sleep at last.  See more details below

Overview

Have fun with Olivia...

  • dressing up

  • singing songs

  • building sand castles

  • napping (maybe)

  • dancing

  • painting on walls

  • and -- whew! --
going to sleep at last.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442427327
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Series:
Olivia Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
108,030
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Meet the Author

Ian Falconer is the author and illustrator of the Olivia book series. The character of Olivia—a precocious little pig who loves fashion, ballet, opera, and getting her own way—is based on Falconer's real-life niece. Falconer's illustrations have graced numerous covers of The New Yorker magazine. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Royal Opera House, among others. He lives in Los Angeles.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
August 25, 1959
Place of Birth:
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Education:
Studied art history at New York University and painting at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute

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Olivia 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the greatest kids books. I enjoy reading this book over and over to my five year old daughter. As a parent I can really relate to Olivia's mom! I hope there will be lots more Olivia adventures to come. She sure seems to have the energy for it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best children's books I have ever read- The night I bought it I called both of my sisters and my best friend to tell them about it- they have all 3 since purchased Olivia! What a cute little pig!
Sandra Rankin More than 1 year ago
I teach preschool and my kids love Olivia. She is a Preschooler! She has such an imagination! The art work is beautiful. A winderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a high engaging book that my 2.5 year old daughter enjoys. As a parent, I find the book useful for teaching behaviors and discussing life situations.
Maddie McCartney More than 1 year ago
This book is lovely and very fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is the perfect size and text for an infant- preschooler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Olivia is a mischevious little pig that likes 'To drive people crazy!'. She has to try on every thing she owns before finding something to wear. She is so funny in what she does and what she wears, everyone i have showed it to has just loved her. Compliments to the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My lil sis is crazy for olivia she will love it! But i dunno if my dad will say ok
clairedelune0426 More than 1 year ago
I have always loved these books and this is no exception!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "age range" [3 to 5] is too narrow. Growing up is a process of learning about, and testing, knowledge of the world and those who live in it. Olivia is like my other favorite role model for girls - Dora. They are intelligent, curious, and brave; willing to learn new skills and try things out to see what works, including challenging parents. There are messages for 2 year olds, but also wisdom and insights that are important for 12 year olds. A critical message is to never stop learning and questioning - an important, life-long skill to stay alive and relevant. Olivia's insights and critiques - about both Pollock and Princesses underscore her intelligence and the wisdom that her parents both encourage and permit as opposed to "do this" or "value that" or "believe [whatever]" "because I say so". All 7 of Ian Falconer's books are not only wonderfully readable but provide critical and important learning for parents and children. Sadly - tragically - there came a day in the life of my daughter where she stopped watching her collection of "Dora" movies because her "friends" in School kept telling her that "Dora was Stupid" or was "Just for babies". Parents and children should hang onto the curiosity and spontaneity of their children, as depicted and emphasized by Olivia for as long as they can: maybe forever. GET THE WHOLE SET AND READ THEM EARLY AND OFTEN.
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A little pig with abig imagination
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My daughter Dezeray loves Olivia. This book is NOT Olivia! The chacters are naked!!
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