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Olivia / written and illustrated by Ian Falconer.

By: Falconer, Ian, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0689874723; 9780689874727; 9780689829536; 0689829531.Subject(s): Swine -- Juvenile fiction | Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: OliviaDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.F1865 | Ol 2000Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2001.Summary: Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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E855N Nine days to Christmas / E855P Play with me / E924MO El monstruo tragón / F1825OL Olivia / F219la Lailah's lunchbox : F2325L Little Black, a pony / F253H The happy lion /

"An Anne Schwartz book."

Art techniques used: Soft charcoal drawings with splashes of red in gouache.

Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

Caldecott Honor Book, 2001.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-From the articles of clothing strewn across the front endpapers of this droll account of Olivia's escapades, readers may surmise that this porcine heroine is no ordinary youngster. Olivia is constantly on the move, dreaming big dreams and meeting every challenge head-on. She doesn't just get dressed, she tries on every outfit in the closet. She doesn't just dance, she envisions herself as a prima ballerina bowing before an adoring audience. When her mother teaches her to build sand castles, Olivia creates a towering structure that closely resembles the Chrysler Building in New York City. When she views a Jackson Pollack painting in the museum, she immediately concludes that she can do better and proceeds to try her hand at painting a wall at home. Her efforts earn her time out and a bath. The text is brief, funny, and sometimes ironic in relation to the highly amusing illustrations. The only touches of color in the pictures, executed in charcoal and gouache, are the bright reds of the clothing or objects used by Olivia. There are often many renderings of the young pig on each large white background, effectively demonstrating her boundless energy. Even at day's end, she is still going strong, negotiating the number of books to be read at bedtime. For a lively storyhour featuring feisty females, pair this with Kevin Henkes's stories about Lilly.-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community College, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ian Falconer was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut on August 25, 1959. He studied art history at New York University and painting at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute. He is a writer and artist who has illustrated many covers of The New Yorker magazine. He has also designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. <p> Olivia, his first children's picture book, received many awards including the Caldecott Honor in 2001. He has published several more picture books about Olivia including Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia Forms a Band, Olivia Helps with Christmas, and Olivia Goes to Venice. He also illustrated Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by author David Sedaris. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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