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About The Book

This Caldecott Honor Book and #1 New York Times bestseller is perfect for pig-loving kids everywhere!

It's everyone's favorite pig...it's OLIVIA!

Join Olivia as she...
-dresses up
-sings songs
-builds sand castles
-naps (maybe)
-dances
-paints on walls
-and—whew!—

...finally goes to sleep at last.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Ian Woodward Falconer is an author and illustrator of children's books, and a designer of sets and costumes for the theater. He has created 30 covers for The New Yorker as well as other publications.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2000)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689829536
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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Raves and Reviews

Dame Joan Sutherland Every granny will recognize and love Olivia and her theatrical desires!

Hilary Knight Eloise has met her match! We love Olivia!

Mikhail Baryshnikov Many dream of dancing on the stage, but Olivia has the legs for it.

David Hockney Olivia's grasp of abstract composition is extraordinary for a six-year-old.

Gloria Steinem At last, a pig with self-esteem!

Awards and Honors

  • Caldecott Honor Book
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • Children's Literature Choice List
  • SLJ Best of the Best Books

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