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Olivia - The Audio Collection - Ian Falconer -Audio Book CD

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Olivia - The Audio Collection - Ian Falconer -Audio Book CD

Olivia - The Audio Collection

by Ian Falconer

read by Dame Edna Everage

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Olivia - The Audio Collection by Ian Falconer - Audio Book CD

Brand New : 1 CD

Finally accessible on sound, all five Olivia titles in 1 collection, gloriously read by Dame Edna Everage.

Olivia

Olivia...and the Missing Toy

Olivia Forms a Band

Olivia Saves the Circus

Olivia Helps with Christmas

Share in the antics and adventures of Olivia, everyone's favorite hyperactive piglet, as she spins tall stories about lion taming and tightrope strolling, plays amateur detective, begins her own one-pig band, saves Santa from being cooked in the fireplace, and creates over her fair share of havoc that usually amuse and delight listeners of all ages.

 

About the Author Ian Falconer

Ask any book-loving toddler who Olivia is, and you're probably to receive a big smile and an enthusiastic description of the rambunctious, creative, and lovable small pig in return. Ian Falconer's Olivia books are a bestselling sensation that has grabbed the attention of kids from coastline to coastline. Falconer didn't commence off as a author and illustrator of children's books, but he did have an impressive background in art. After studying art at New York University, Parsons School of Design, and the Otis Institute, Falconer hooked up with noted artist David Hockney to shape sets and costumes for stage productions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. He furthermore created a name for himself as an illustrator for The New Yorker.

However, Falconer's lifetime changed when he initially laid eyes on his baby niece, who, by no coincidence, is called Olivia. "I was merely entranced by her," he told Barnes & Noble.com. "I desired to create a small present for her, so I began functioning on this book." That present for his niece would become the initial in a series of smash hit children's books, although it was no overnight market. Falconer initially submitted the book to a Manhattan agency, which liked his expertly rendered illustrations but felt he required to function with an established author. "So, I sat on it," he explains. "Then a couple of years later, Anne Schwartz at Simon and Schuster called me. She liked my New Yorker function and asked if I will be interested in doing a children's book. I brought her Olivia." Fortunately, Schwartz had the foresight to know the potential of Falconer's peppy pig and his initially book was published.

Olivia is especially specific in the globe of children's pic books due to its stark minimalism. Inspired by the synonymous fashion of Dr. Seuss, Falconer chose to create uncluttered images in black and white with all the casual splash of red. His story was equally minimal, describing the antics of the hyper-active piglet who tests her mother's persistence by belting out songs, drawing found on the walls, dancing, and...well... acting like a kid. "She's not a bratty character but she does escape with a lot," Falconer states of his creation. "She manages to do what she wants, create havoc and type of gets away with it, because whatever she's doing, it's moreover form of interesting. I think Olivia may be a small more thoughtful of others, but she'd be not almost because much fun." Kids absolutely picked up found on the fun in Olivia, sending the book onto the New York Times bestseller list and inspiring a parade of unique adventures for everyone's favorite piglet. In Olivia Saves the Circus, she spins tall stories about lion taming and tightrope strolling. In Olivia ... and the Missing Toy, she plays recreational detective. In Olivia's Opposites and Olivia Counts she even teaches some useful classes for the toddler mindset. The books are recognized by Falconer's trademark humor and unmistakable illustrative fashion.

In Olivia's newest escapade Olivia Forms a Band, Olivia makes a racket like not before when she chooses to begin a one-pig band utilizing goods she finds around the home. Just a rapscallion like Olivia will escape with creating music on pots, pans, toys, and even a pair of suspenders and nonetheless remaining 100% adorable. The book equally breaks fresh ground as it introduces some welcome shades of blue into the visual blend. Falconer's legions of pint-sized fans can definitely be pleased by Olivia's newest adventure. Meanwhile, the real Olivia is taking the popularity of the pig she inspired like a normal celebrity. "I did a book signing out in Connecticut, and about half method through the book signing, Olivia came in with her parents only to state ‘hi'," Falconer explained with a grin. "She had to have been five at the time, and she really sat down and began signing the books. She felt as if she should be signing too!"

Olivia - The Audio Collection by Ian Falconer - Audio Book CD


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