Author and Illustrator: Ian Falconer
BUY – Olivia
Precocious, dramatic and full of life. Olivia is a talented little pig who is always on the go!
This is the first of the ‘Olivia’ stories were we are introduced to her family, pets and her piglet powered personality.
A visit to the gallery inspirers her own representation of modern art…on the wall at home…oops!
At the beach Olivia quickly masters the art of sandcastle making, nothing is too difficult for Olivia even if she does get a little sunburnt. She is also the kind of little pig who must try on an array of outfits before she goes out! Exhausting is another word for Olivia, but mother loves her special girl anyway!
How refreshing, Olivia is a pig and she is drawn like a real pig. Olivia the pig is charming because her thoughts and actions are those of a young child, not because she has stylised cute piggy looks.
Delightful clean illustrations which focus squarely on her creative antics. The Olivia books have also been adapted into a popular TV show for children.
It’s ALL about Olivia. This book may appeal more to girls and shows some egocentric behaviors which reflect certain personality types more than others. Common sibling dynamics are played out between Olivia and her little brother Ian, along with other everyday situations common to children’s social development.
The story also expresses the contemporary lifestyle of a small child in a big city full of culture and her exposure to it. The Olivia books encourage bright minds to explore their imagination and creativity.
A delightful light hearted romp!
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- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689860889
- ISBN-13: 978-0689860881
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 27.4 cm
- Age Range: 3-5 years
Below is a full reading of Olivia the Pig