Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer
I have been a big fan of Olivia since I first read the original book to a group of kindergarten students about a decade ago. Olivia may be exasperating to her mother, but I love her independent nature, originality and self confidence. She is a strong role model for young girls. Olivia’s adventures in this latest installment highlight all of those character traits.
In recent years, I’ve noticed a series of Olivia books based on the popular Saturday morning TV show. While I appreciate these books for early readers, I have missed Falconer’s original artwork. I was very happy to see it in this new book. I also love the addition of pink into the illustrations. I know Olivia would be disappointed in me, but I do love pink.
I like the Olivia books so much I named my newest hedgehog Olivia.
Other books about Olivia include:
Olivia Saves the Circus
Olivia Forms A Band
Olivia and the Missing toy
Olivia Helps With Christmas