for Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
The irrepressible Olivia brings her unique brand of porcine charm to the holiday season. Whether she’s “helping” with the tree lights or standing at a rain-slicked window on Santa watch, Olivia’s got the situation covered—at least from her perspective. Ian Falconer uses perfect pacing and a deceptively simple illustrative style to offer up a hysterical look at Christmas, Olivia-style. The expression on her parents’ faces when they are gifted with Olivia’s extremely pink and larger-than-life self-portrait (“Won’t it be beautiful over the fireplace?”) is especially memorable. Olivia’s experience reflects that of youngsters everywhere, with holiday ups and downs and a few moments of magic. (Ages 5–8)
CCBC Choices 2008. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008. Used with permission.
Everyone's favorite Caldecott honor-winning porcine and #1 Kris Cringle enthusiast is helping to make the season brighter than ever. Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure dad sets up the tree, wait for Santa, watch mom make the Christmas dinner, wait for Santa, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung and, of course, OPEN HER PRESENTS! Do you see how hard it is to be so helpful during the holidays! A lovingly-told and lavishly-illustrated Olivia Helps With Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking, and the newest star atop the Olivia series.
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