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Olivia (Spanish Edition) [Hardcover]

By Ian Falconer (Author)
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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. English version: Caldecott Honor Book.

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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.28" Width: 8.78" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Lectorum Publications
Age  3-6
ISBN  1930332084  
ISBN13  9781930332089  

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More About Ian Falconer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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 New York."

Ian Falconer currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Ian Falconer was born in 1959.

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1Books > Special Features > Spanish > Infantil y juvenil > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Pigs > Fiction

Reviews - What do customers think about Olivia (Spanish Edition)?

i like it more than my 2yo!  Sep 21, 2008
i think i like this more than my toddler. my 8mo really enjoys the illustrations. i get a kick out of reading it, and as my toddler is in the 8 outfits/day phase, she'll appreciate it more very soon.
Olivia. She is good at lots of things.  Aug 9, 2008
The book is simple and short enough that a little one can sit through it, and the humor is subtle enough to catch an adult or older child. What's not to like?

In addition, in the board book form, we've got a very sturdily constructed book here. I can picture it lasting through a war. It's heavy as heck, but it's sturdily built, easily capable of withstanding a teething kidlet.
Olivia and Babe are my favorite pigs  Aug 7, 2008
I love a children's book that begins the story on the end pages (located just inside the covers). How creative! What fun! That's just where Ian Falconer begins his story of Olivia, my favorite children's book character.

Olivia is the child you want, but fear having--creative, impulsive, talented, energetic, headstrong, in other words, too much personality, a difficult and gifted child. At the same time you love her anyway!

Falconer has cleverly chosen to draw Olivia in black and white and add touches of one bright color. In this, his first Olivia book, he chose red. One thing about Olivia is that she wears people out with her antics, even herself. One of the best scenes is the one where she tries on ALL her clothes--all red pieces--dresses, purses, hats, undies, tops, muffs, sneakers, backpacks, caps, bikinis, and one pair of gray panty hose.

Today the family goes to the beach where Olivia makes a sand castle that looks like a skyscraper ("She got pretty good"). After Olivia sunburns, they go home. She refuses to nap. Her mother takes her to museums on rainy days where she studies paintings by Degas and, of course, dreams of being the ballerina. At the Jackson Pollock painting, she declares she could do that in five minutes and does so when she gets home (much to Mom's chagrin).

That night her mother reads to her a story about Maria Callas (notice how Falconer works in cultural elements?).

"When it's time to stop, Olivia's mother gives her a kiss and says, 'You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.'
"And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, 'I love you anyway, too.'" Then dreams of being an opera star.
How can a blank journal have an author or an editorial review? The cover looks just like the picture attached (a little pig in the middle of a white square that says "OLIVIA".) But (on this site) you can "look inside" and see the pages from a "different" edition. What you actually get is a nice little notebook with a pen and about 50 sheets of 6x6 lined paper. This was a waste of money, and for the price, hardly worth returning. Very disappointing this site!
Super recomendable  Jun 21, 2008
Diferente, hermoso, con un tono narrativo que no es el típico de los libros para chicos. Cuanto más se lo leo a mi hijo de dos años, más me gusta, más posibilidades de narrarlo descubro desde su economía de palabras y la expresividad de sus dibujos. Con frases cortas y texto breve, es perfecto para los más chicos.

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