Olivia's Opposites by Ian Falconer

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Olivia has won the hearts of children and parents alike, with her undeniable panache and touch of feistiness. In Olivia's Opposites everyone's favorite piglet illustrates the concept of opposites. Up, down; coming, going; quiet, loud...learning has never been easier. Straightforward text and black, white, and red graphics keep things simple. But, don't be fooled; Olivia's true character shines through on every page.
 

About Ian Falconer

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Ian Falconer is a writer and artist who has illustrated many covers of The New Yorker magazine. He has also designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, among others. Olivia, his first children's picture book, garnered many awards. Falconer has published several more picture books about the charismatic pig Olivia including Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia Forms a Band, Olivia Helps With Chrismas, and Olivia Goes to Venice. Ian has been awarded much recognition for his children's books including the Caldecott Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Books, and School Library Journal Best of the Best Books. Falconer also illustrated Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by author David Sedaris.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Simon & Schuster Merchandise &. 12 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two spreads open into four: simply captioned “Olivia Queen of the Trampoline,” it alternates Olivia flying into the air, her shadow cast precisely onto the trampoline and Olivia as she disappears face down and then rear end down, leaving nice impressions of her very distinguishing features.

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Children's NOTES Learn with Olivia What better way for toddlers to learn the basics than with two board books starring Ian Falconer's Olivia?

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