Olivia Forms a Band

by Ian Falconer

Will readers ever tire of Olivia? We hope not, as Ian Falconer continues to create... read more

Will readers ever tire of Olivia? We hope not, as Ian Falconer continues to create hysterically funny picture books starring this irrepressible pig. In the fourth book, Olivia’s family prepares for an outing to a fireworks display. Excited Olivia can’t wait to hear the band! What, there won’t be a band? But there must be a band! When her family doesn’t leap on Olivia’s idea that they form a band, she sets out with her trademark determination to become a one-pig fireworks band. After working hard all day to gather the necessary instruments, Olivia decides at departure time—in typical childlike whimsy—that her band is no longer necessary and moves on to the next item on her always full agenda. Falconer’s illustrations, primarily black-and-white with bold touches of scarlet and blue, are augmented with occasional full-color photographs. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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