Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Olivia Counts

Olivia Counts

Ian Falconer
Board Book  Series
For ages 2 to 4
Simon and Schuster, 2002   ISBN: 978-0689850875

We are going to do a little counting with Olivia, the little girl pig who loves to dress up, and who has her own way of doing things. As we count from one to ten we get a sense for what interests and appeals to Olivia. We discover that she has a fondness for accessories, for painting, and for things that are red. Best of all, when we get to ten, we get to see Olivia in all her many personas; diva, sunbather, cool girl, and more.

This book is not only a wonderful way to encourage little children to practice their counting, it is also a perfect introduction to Olivia, the girl pig who has made an impression on thousands around the world and who has no doubt given many a human little girl all kinds of wonderful dreams and ideas.