Title: Olivia the Spy Author: FALCONER IAN Format: HARDCOVER Publication date: 01/04/2017 Imprint: ATHENEUM Price: $25.00 Publishing status: Active
Everyone's favorite pig is about to have a birthday...but will her penchant for eavesdropping lead to more than presents? Olivia's birthday is days away. Plans must be made. Who makes plans? Moms! Who simply must know the plans? Olivia, who is NOT above eavesdropping. But when she not-so-accidentally-but-kinda overhears her mom talking about her not-so-squeaky-clean-and-possibly-very-bad-behavior, Olivia's imagination runs wild...because it sounds like not only will there be no birthday, but Mom might just be sending her to military school instead. What a BAD birthday that would be!
Gleebooks review: Definitely my favourite Olivia book yet! After some mishaps, feisty young Olivia is alarmed by an overheard discussion between her parents about her behaviour. Misinterpreting what she hears, Olivia embarks on a campaign to discover more (most would call it eavesdropping), and her uncharacteristic subtlety as a spy is hilarious. Falconer’s charcoal and gouache illustrations of Olivia camouflaged by household items are wonderfully entertaining for adults and children alike, as is Olivia’s discovery that her birthday treat is a surprise visit to the ballet, rather than imprisonment as she feared. Add this to your collection of porcine treasures. Lynndy
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