ZiggityZoom Children’s Book Reviews
By Mary Shields
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
Ian Falconer (Author, Illustrator)
I was probably more excited for a new Olivia book to be released than my little one. Ever since my
daughter and I read our first Olivia book, we were hooked. I stayed hooked on the cheeky pig’s
adorable and hilarious antics, which seemed to mirror many things in our own home. Now, my
daughter prefers nature books, but I enjoyed every page of this new Olivia book. Surrounded by
princesses, Olivia clearly needs to find a way to stand out. True to that pig we all know and love, she
puts her unique spin on the princess craze.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 28, 2012)
In this picture book starring the world’s most imaginative pig, Olivia embarks upon a quest for identity
with very lofty goals—and being a princess is NOT one of them!
Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and
Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than
just fit in! So what will she be?
Join Olivia on a hilarious quest for individuality, and rest assured, you won’t find THIS pig pleased to
be in pink!