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Olympig! Hardcover – July 5, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 510L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dial (July 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803735367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803735361
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Victoria Jamieson lives in Portland, Oregon.

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I grew up in Havertown, Pennsylvania, where I wrote and illustrated my first book in the third grade. SUPER COW! was a smash hit both with critics (my teacher) and collectors (my parents).

When I was twelve years old, my family moved to Florida. My parents tried to get me and my two brothers excited about our move by buying us season passes to Disney World. I loved watching the animators at work on the Backstage Tour, and I decided I wanted to work for Disney when I grew up.

I attended the Rhode Island School of Design, but soon found myself drawn back towards illustration instead of animation. After graduation and a slew of ill-fated careers (including a portrait artist on a Carnival Cruise ship and a conductor of illegal tours through the Vatican Museums), I began working as a book designer with a children's book publisher in New York.

I now live in Portland, Oregon with my husband and surly cat. Along with writing and illustrating, I teach children's book illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art. I also maintain a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league.

Customer Reviews

Olympig is the story of the first pig to try to compete in the Animal Olympics.
McCoffeeDad
He doesn't like to read alot but this held his attention so i was delighted that he enjoyed reading this book.
marilyn schwartz
He believes in himself even if he isn't the fastest, strongest, or most talented competitor.
Reader McRead

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Speedeconklin on March 10, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great for those who are: Elementary/Kinder teachers, school psychologists, special education teachers, Resource teachers, therapists, psychologists, community mental health agencies, those who work with Autistic/Asperghers and other social awkward disabilities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 16, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I honestly am not sure what to think about this book. It is by far the oddest best book I have seen a while.

The book starts off with a pig, Boomer, who had big dreams of entering the olympics. Boomer was not liked much and everyone doubted him. No one though he could go to the olympics. That did not discourage him, Boomer practiced everyday. When it was nighttime, he even dreamed about the olympic until the big day finally arrived.

The first race did not go as planned and Boomer lost big time. Mr. Hamstring, the reporter, encouraged Boomer to quit but he did not. As a matter of fact Boomer kept loosing and everyone told him to to home. With each loos, he was sad but went onto the next challenge.

Right before the last challenge Boomer lost it and threw a little tantrum. Mr. Hamstring took this opportunity to interview the mother. Rather then being embarrassed, she was proud of Boomer for trying his hardest. This lifted Boomer's spirits and he went out and of course did a terrible job.

Boomer smiled and said this is just a practice round. He was ready to come back during the Olympics.

Although this book is a little on the wordy side, the message is very clear. Not everyone will be a winner and that is okay. Boomer's mother was proud he tried and Boomer was not willing to give up. Bottom line if you keep on trying, you may not be a winner, but you can always try again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephenson Family on July 8, 2013
Format: Hardcover
A great story to encourage children the importance of not giving up. Although the book was a little wordy, both my girls enjoyed it. I think older children would like this better because of its comic book style and adult presentation (my girls are 2 and 4 so it was a little hard to read everything without them wanting to turn the pages, but we did read it a few times.) The art is fun and the theme very direct. An enjoyable read overall. -Daddy's Girls
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This is such a cute book about doing your best - but not always "winning." I love it and so do my kids. I highly recommend it (and I've loved all the books by Victoria Jamieson so far - check them out!)
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Format: Hardcover
Olympig is the story of the first pig to try to compete in the Animal Olympics. Outmatched by stronger animals in every event, just what does this pig thing he's doing?!

My youngest picked this book out at the library and after reading the first page or two, I didn't think I was going to like this one. I was wrong. Absolutely fantastic illustrations and an interesting and humorous (yet not too cliche) story kept me entertained. My little one enjoyed all the animals throughout the book.

All in all a fun story to the end. Easily recommendable to children 2-8 years old.
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