Buy Used
$4.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item is used and has some wear. Qualifies for free shipping and prime programs.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Olive, My Love Hardcover – October 1, 2004


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$3.83 $0.01
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime

Frequently Bought Together

Olive, My Love + Olive, the Other Reindeer + Olive the Other Reindeer
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Adventure," an engaging, interactive dive into the versatile actor's life (available in hardcover and Kindle book).

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 410L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt; Library Binding edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152047204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439743396
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3–Olive, the dog that previously came to holiday fame as a wanna-be reindeer, is back in a Valentine-trimmed tale. Dexter, a winged dog, drops a giant red heart ("all of my love") on her doorstep. Believing that he lost it, Olive sets out on an adventure to return it, and a squirrel and a spider help her. When Olive finds Dexter and tries to return the heart, he tells her that it was meant as a gift. The friends open the heart-shaped candy box and enjoy a picnic of bonbons and dog biscuits. While Valentine's Day is never explicitly mentioned, the cover and the story clearly point to it. The narrative has some sweet and clever moments, but for the most part it is a mishmash. The clever squirrel seems to be useful only for his car and the spider, a black widow dressed as a hobo, comes across as strange rather than quirky. Seibold's computer-generated art still has some of the endearing qualities of the original Olive tale, but many of the pages are strangely cropped and text heavy, which detracts from the book's flow. While fans of the plucky heroine may be pleased to have her back, her latest adventure isn't everything it could be.–Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

VIVIAN WALSH and J.OTTO SEIBOLD are the creators of eight other picture books, including Gluey: A Snail Tale and the bestselling Christmas classic Olive, the Other Reindeer, a prequel to Olive, My Love. They live in San Francisco, California.


More About the Author

Photo of the real Olive; pictured here on full Reindeer Alert.

Vivian Walsh's best selling book is, "Olive, the Other Reindeer" it is based on her real life Jack Russell Terrier. Olive is a relentlessly active, determined, well-loved, and sometimes confused lap dog. A description that is fairly shared with the author, and the dog's master, Vivian Walsh.

The goal of this particular author is to write exactly 100 books. Her next title will feature two of the larger creatures in the animal kingdom: a hippo and another hippo.

VW (as her friends call her) lives in sometimes sunny San Francisco with her many children.

Customer Reviews

Very cute illustrations, too.
Ivette Edwards
If you like Olive the Other Reindeer, then you will also like this story featuring Olive, Dexter the Flying Dog and other friends.
vegebrarian
It's great to be able to read books to kids that aren't populated by fuzzy chicks and talking bunnies.
Blueprint Brains

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Erika Sorocco on September 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Olive, the canine heroine, has found a one-of-a-kind object she just knows must be returned. A heart! And not just any heart, it's a huge heart. One that is as loving as Olive's is. Now, with the help of her friends, Handler the squirrel, Flea the flea, and Weaver the spider, Olive must find a way to return the heart to it's rightful owner. Her very good friend Dexter the dog.

In usual fashion, Vivian Walsh has woven a cute tale that is sure to please all young readers, especially around Valentine's Day, while J. Otto Seibold has created wonderful illustrations that bring the story to life. Olive is an adorable character, who could put a smile on anyone's face. Overall, this is a must-have book for your home, you won't be disappointed!

Erika Sorocco

Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
OLIVE is one of my family's favorite charaters, bar none. We have hundreds of books, but none have as much heart (wait til you read it) as this one. A MUST READ!! I took it into my classroom and now everyone wants to borrow it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I absolutely love love love love this book. It is very funny. I wish Olive would come to my house. There is a spider in the book that can weave anything. It makes a web, a hammock, a slingshot and a parachute.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Vivian Walsh has created the best characters in recent picture books. My favorite character in OLIVE MY LOVE is a fast-talking squirrel. This is how he introduces himself to Olive.

Olive hadn't gone far when she heard these four words.

"Stop! No! Don't go!"

Olive stopped.

"Stand clear of the rut!" instructed a squirrel.

Just then, down the rut rolled a nut.

The squirrel held it up to show Olive.

"Now I can say hello. Hello. My name is Handler."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By WeeBeaks on August 19, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a slightly odd picture book. For the pictures, I would give it 5 stars; the artwork is colorful and engaging for the kids and parents alike. The plot itself is cute as well, a winged dog giving his "heart" to our heroine Olive. The text though is convoluted, wordy and confusing to the toddler/young child set that the book appears to be geared towards. They miss most of the plays on words, and there is just too much text for the basic story. What is there is kind of dull as well. So I would give 3 stars to the plot, 5 for the illustrations, and averaged it out to my rating of 4 stars for the book.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blueprint Brains on January 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The Otto books are always clever and beautiful, thanks to it's artist/author. It's great to be able to read books to kids that aren't populated by fuzzy chicks and talking bunnies. Give me Olive, snappy graphics, good puns, irony. Otto, my love!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marisa VINE VOICE on February 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Olive and her cast of friends prove to be very imaginative in their quest of returning a lost heart. My daughter loves this book and it has become a regular nighttime read for us.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vegebrarian on March 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My niece loves this book and so do I! This is a wonderful story about teamwork and friendship. If you like Olive the Other Reindeer, then you will also like this story featuring Olive, Dexter the Flying Dog and other friends. I am a big fan of Seibold's illustrations and love all the little details.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?