Friday, 3 December 2010

Olivia forms a band

Olivia forms a band

Written and Illustrated by Ian Falconer

Amazon Link: £7.14 (hardback)

Published by Simon and Schuster

Olivia the pig is the slightly more annoying antithesis to Peppa Pig and anyone who's seen the Channel 5 show based on Ian Falconer's rather cool books will probably know what a precocious little piggy she is. 

In "Olivia forms a band", Olivia does not go punk. Olivia does not stage dive. Olivia wants to form a marching band to accompany a family trip to the Firework Show. 

As ever, the real stars of this book are the background characters (particularly William the baby pig who manages to completely steal the show in pretty much every scene). 

Ace book, but oh my if ever there was a pig who needed turning into a string of sausages...

Charlotte's best bit: Olivia's unique ideas on makeup and beauty. 

Daddy's favourite bit: Olivia's statement about "sounding like 5 people" has an air of familiarity about it. 

Rating: 4 out of 5