February 6, 2008

Olivia: Children's Book

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Yesterday my girl had a day off from school so we took a trip to the library. I picked up Olivia by Ian Falconer and talked my girl into taking it home. She's a picky reader. I hadn't read it before but I loved the look of that little pig. I think I must have read it to my girl a dozen times yesterday. We both love Olivia!

I think what I love most about Olivia is how much she is like my girl. I kept stopping while I was reading to say, "You do that too!" Olivia is quite energetic; she wears her mother out. I've said that many a time to my girl. She loves to dance, dress up and sing very loud songs as does my darling daughter. It's always dinner and a show at my house.

The illustrations are simple yet beautiful. My favorite is Olivia imagining dancing on stage. It's adorable. Apparently, there is a whole series of Olivia books and a website. I might be buying the book after we return it to the library.

5 comments :

  1. I love Olivia! They are the greatest books. Fantastic that you've discovered her!

    and if you like Olivia, check out Arnold Lobel's SMALL PIG. It is absolutely hysterical and wonderful.

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  2. Olivia is just the first in a series of delightful books. I've reviewed three others in the series:

    Olivia Forms a Band
    Olivia Saves the Circus
    Olivia ...and the Missing Toy

    You can find the reviews here.

    Happy reading!

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  3. Karen- Thanks. I'll add that to the library list.

    Puss- I read your reviews. Glad you enjoy her too.

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  4. Olivia lovers here too!

    "You know Olivia? You really wear me out, but I love you anyway."

    "I love you anyway, too."

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  5. Helen- I love that line. We say it before bed every night now.

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