Olivia's Opposites

Olivia's Opposites

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by Ian Falconer
     
 

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Come and go with Olivia!
In this enchanting board book, toddlers will join everyone's favorite piglet as they learn about opposites.  See more details below

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Come and go with Olivia!
In this enchanting board book, toddlers will join everyone's favorite piglet as they learn about opposites.

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Figuring up from down is a blast when Olivia's helping us! In this playful companion board book to Olivia Counts, Ian Falconer's popular piglet leads toddlers through an imaginative lesson in opposites.

Long, short, coming, going -- Olivia does it with flair. On the "up" page, the adorable heroine is jumping high in the air, and she's lying flat on her back on "down." "Coming/going" shows Olivia in a red safety helmet, riding in on a scooter and practicing her balancing on the way out. And with her lion tamer gear on, Olivia gets into a roaring match with a ferocious feline on the "quiet/loud" spread. More charming Olivia opposites include plain and fancy, open and closed, and long and short.

Depicted in simple and charismatic three-color illustrations, Falconer's Olivia is one entertaining teacher. Youngsters will be drawn to her go-get-'em attitude, and with her snout held high in the air, Olivia's as pleased as punch to help them learn. Olivia is one piglet that's definitely the opposite of dull. (Matt Warner)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689850882
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Olivia Series
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
127,433
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I introduced my 18-month-old granddaughter to Olivia just before the new Nickelodeon series debuted in January. I bought Olivia, Olivia and the Missing Toy, Olivia Opposites and a couple of others. She LOVES "O-LIB-EE-A"!!! In no time, she had memorized all the books -- you could stop anywhere and she would fill in the next word (yes, she's only 18 months!). The Olivia TV show, by the way, is wonderful.
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