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Olivia Saves the Circus Hardcover – October 1, 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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of CHARLOTTE'S WEB and Napoleon of ANIMAL FARM in the pantheon of great pigs in literature. Olivia would no doubt agree.
Similar in structure to the first book, this is a day in the life of Olivia, and Walter Mitty's got nothing on this little piggy. It is Olivia's turn to tell the class about her
vacation. She goes to the circus, but all the performers are out with ear infections. Luckily Olivia knows how to do everything, and in her outsized imagination that's precisely what she does.
Ian Falconer's wry, understated text and whimsical, expressive artwork are a perfect match, each fleshing out Olivia in its own way, complementing each other without ever becoming redundant. Olivia is artsy. She's crafty. She's a bundle of joy. She's a handful. She rocks. She rolls. She rules. She's not afraid to dream big dreams. She's her own pig, and that's why we love her.
If you've ever met Olivia before then you know what to expect from her. She lives with her mom, dad, and two little brothers in (what we can only assume to be) New York City. A striking individual, Olivia excels at perking up her drab school uniform with an excessive amount of red accessories. This particular day at school, each child is to tell the class about his or her vacation. Through the eyes of our heroine we hear how the local circus was in town but, tragically, all the performers were sick with ear infections and could not perform. Luckily for them, Olivia was up to the challenge of fulfilling every available position. Before our very eyes she's a tattooed lady (with the aid of some magic marker), a lion tamer, a tight-rope walker, a juggler, a clown, a trapeze artist, and so much more. "And that's how I saved the circus. And now I am famous".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love Olivia at my house. This is not my favorite Olivia book, nor is it my kids. Something about the story line isn't very interesting.Published 1 month ago by Alisha Thibodeau
It was a cute book. I picked it up only because my granddaughter seemed to enjoy it when her mother read it to her.Published 4 months ago by meenahsmom
My toddlers just love Olivia and this is their favorite. The circus pictures are bright and interesting and the book is funny enough for us adults too.Published 4 months ago by Brian Jack
My five-year-old loves this story and we were happy to find it as a quality board book since we have a toddler in the house, too.Published 7 months ago by krider