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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Olivia Paints a Mural by Ian Falconer

We have seen Olivia the Magnificent and Olivia as a ballerina, but now, in typical Olivia style, she is exploring her artistic side in this sweet and charming board book.

Olivia is a pig who has a TV series on NickJr and Milkshake (Channel 5).

This is a board book with chunky pages and bright, colourful pictures. There is quite a lot of story on each page and although this is a board book, it is recommended for children age 3+.

The story tells the story of Olivia, who visits an art gallery and on her return home decides to paint. A trip to the supermarket introduces her to murals - which Olivia wants to paint when she gets home, but she starts small, on the advice of her mother, and paints a family portrait.

I think this book is a rather complicated story for 3 year old to follow, however if they are a fan of the TV series they may enjoy it. However, as i have never seen the programme I think this book is complicated, however a lovely book for children to look at the pictures.

Thank you to Michael from The School Run Forum for sending me the book to review.


  1. My little one loves Olivia on the TV. I didn't realise books were available.
    Thanks for the review.


  2. Good review, not sure if my friends wee girl like this but will pass it on.

    I found you over at RISI on the Wedding Season thread, I just finished it.