Olivia

Falconer, I. (2000). Olivia. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Olivia, Olivia, Olivia…
This is a unique peek into the world of a rambunctious little pig that is full of life and adventure.  Peter Brown uses his clever choice of drawings, where he positions these sketch-like illustrations on the page, and the use of one color to give our little Olivia joie de vivre – the color of passion – red. Olivia’s curiosity leads her to wear her parents, and herself, out. She’s always up for a new adventure and dreams of excitement and discovery. 

Parents read this book with your little one and explore this world with Olivia. Peter Brown makes Olivia’s thirst for life unappeasable.

Olivia can also make some breakthroughs in the classroom.  Students can analyze how Peter Brown’s use of one color throughout the whole story brings Olivia to life.  What would happen if there would be more color on the page? Would Olivia’s life be as bright?


Enjoy the book with anyone.  Olivia’s action-packed day-to-day events will not disappoint.

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