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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Review: Olivia and the Fairy Princesses


‘Olivia likes to stand out. She marches to the beat of her own drum. She wants to do more than just fit in. So how will Olivia do that?’

Olivia is back! And she’s even better than before. Everyone loves Olivia.

In this book, Olivia is very upset as she is having an identity crisis. Who does she want to be? Everyone else wants to be pretty pink fairy princesses. Why can’t everyone be different? Why pink? Why not an Indian or Chinese princess?

After Olivia’s mum reads her some bed time stories, Olivia goes to bed. But she can't sleep. Who does she want to be?

Maybe she could be… or even… but then it all seems so clear!

'I know!'

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses has (as always) incredible illustrations. They really complete the book, and they make me laugh out loud. I love the colours used as they are so simple but they tell the story even better than if they were many various colours. The pictures added in with the cartoons create a really nice effect.

The author has yet again nailed it. Everything from head to toe is perfect, and Olivia and the Fairy Princesses is yet another amazing Olivia book.

- this review by Ella, age 12

Title: Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
Author/Illustrator: Ian Falconer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 6 June 2013
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781471117756
For ages: 4 - 10
Type: Picture Book

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