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Amanda Pig and Her Best Friend Lollipop (Oliver and Amanda) Paperback – July 1, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
Most toddlers will identify with these little pigs, and parents and other readers will probably enjoy sharing the four related short chapters with small fry. The book nicely shows the value of friendship. These two piglets really like each other and are exposed to new things through playing together. Although, there's nothing groundbreaking or especially inventive about the book, but it's a pleasant enough story with small soothing pictures. A Dial "Easy-to-Read Book", rated at grade level 1.8, "Amanda" is 48 pages long with a picture on each page. A good book for the beginning reader!
Even though my son mostly enjoys stereotypically "boy" books (Thomas the Train, No David, etc.), he loves even this particular Oliver and Amanda book, which focuses on Amanda and her girlfriend Lollipop. He laughed, read and re-read the part where Oliver kept annoying Amanda and Lollipop, for example by sitting on their dolls ("You squashed our babies!"). My son also found it extremely funny that Lollipop's baby sister kept babbling non-sense whenever Amanda tried to teach her real words.
I especially appreciated the last story, in which Amanda goes for a sleep-over at Lollipop's house, finds her best friend comfortably asleep in minutes while her eyes stayed wide open to stare at the unfamiliar (thus frightening) surroundings. She ended up calling Father to pick her up. Their conversation on the way back was terse, yet Amanda's comfort and relief are tangible. After all the previous stories in this book illustrated the importance of friendship, the last story wrapped up to remind us of the necessity of family.