Monday, February 24, 2014

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer

: Picture Book
Publication Date:
August 28th 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers 
 Publisher:  Atheneum Books
Age Range: Children +
Pages: 40
Book Source: Baby shower gift!
Synopsis (via Goodreads): In this picture book starring the world’s most imaginative pig, Olivia embarks upon a quest for identity with very lofty goals—and being a princess is NOT one of them! Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be?

Join Olivia on a hilarious quest for individuality, and rest assured, you won’t find THIS pig pleased to be in pink!

Scoot’s Review:

Having just recently started reading picture books again (yay for a newborn expanding my horizons) I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Olivia is a spunky girl (pig), with a personality that stands out.  Olivia wants to be unique and the story follows her mental journey through a day of deciding what she wanted to "be".  As an adult reading a lot of infant board-books it was refreshing to read a story to my three month old that didn't rhyme and had 'big' words.  Any children's book with the word corporate malfeasance is generally going to make me smile.  As for my little listener she seems to enjoy the mostly black and white art work with splashes of red and pink.  This is a book I don't mind reading to her again and I enjoyed the moral of the story; be yourself, be unique and dream big! If you haven't already tried an Olivia book for your young reader be sure to check them out.  Olivia and the Fairy Princesses is a great way to start.  



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