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Everyone's favorite Caldecott honor-winning pig and #1 Santa enthusiast is helping to make the season brighter than ever.Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure dad sets up the tree, wait for Santa, watch mom make the Christmas dinner, wait for Santa, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung and, of course, OPEN HEEveryone's favorite Caldecott honor-winning pig and #1 Santa enthusiast is helping to make the season brighter than ever.Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure dad sets up the tree, wait for Santa, watch mom make the Christmas dinner, wait for Santa, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung and, of course, OPEN HER PRESENTS! Do you see how hard it is to be so helpful during the holidays? A lovingly-told and lavishly-illustrated Olivia Helps With Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking, and a bright star atop the Olivia series....

Title : Olivia Helps with Christmas
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ISBN : 9781416907862
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 58 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Olivia Helps with Christmas Reviews

  • Jessica
    2019-03-05 05:38

    How have I not reviewed this before? This is one of our all time favorite Christmas books! Olivia is at the height of her awesomeness at Christmas, and my daughter reads this book happily all year long!

  • Kaethe
    2019-03-21 05:24

    22 February, 2009Olivia is so very helpful. Although the greatest charm of the first book was the exchange with her mother at the end. And her sandcastle.

  • Adriana Cole
    2019-03-16 04:39

    Text to teach connection: While I wouldn’t use this book for educational purposes, it is such a fun read. I think children in a classroom would throughly enjoy this book during the holidays. We could talk about each of their holiday traditions, they could share what they look forward to about the holidays, and we could all get a glimpse into everyone’s home during the holidays. This would allow the students to get a little more personal with their classmates and create an overall feeling of safeness and excitement in the classroom.

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-11 04:30

    I think I liked this one even better than Oliva's debut. Such grand humor! (I love the part when the dad wants to build a fire in the fireplace on Christmas eve, Haha! And Olivia's mini tree was especially amusing since I'd just read "Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree") Any fan of Olivia needs to spend Christmas with her! If you haven't met her yet, what better time to start?

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-24 11:36

    Hilarious. Though my enjoyment was somewhat marred by the behavior of my (momentarily) horrible children who absolutely could not (or would not) control themselves. Laughing is great, but really, they took it to an entire other level...

  • Callie Risse
    2019-03-03 05:25

    This is just as cute as the original Olivia book. My favorite part is when she cuts the top off of the Christmas tree to make a small, tabletop tree. Children will love listening to this story in December.

  • Tam
    2019-03-05 11:40

    Olivia is a funny, little pig and this book is fun for children and adults! My boys (ages 4 & 8) both love this book.

  • Baby Bookworm
    2019-03-01 05:44

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! We’re continuing our weeklong Holiday Countdown tonight with Olivia Helps With Christmas by Ian Falconer, a very merry Christmas story starring that precocious little pig, Olivia.It’s Christmas Eve, and though Santa’s visit is hours away, there is still lots and lots to do. Olivia’s family must trim their tree, set the table, feed baby William, sing carols, and keep a sharp watch out for Santa, of course. Olivia does her best to help – in her own uniquely “Olivia” ways – with mixed results. No matter: when Christmas morning comes, there are presents to unwrap, snow to play in, and food to e- oh, wait, nevermind. Olivia and her brothers have already torn through their presents first. After a Christmas Day of play and festivities, Olivia settles in for a well-earned winter’s night, filled with dreams of dancing the Nutcracker Suite.I’m kind of torn on this one. To be honest, I feel like we’ve grown a bit spoiled on how hilariously fun the Olivia books are, because while this one had some wonderfully whimsical moments, many of the jokes fell a bit flat. The illustrations were not my favorites of the Olivia series either – many of them are very dark, and it was difficult to tell Olivia and her brother apart from each other at times. Olivia and her fanciful nature are always delightful, and still one of the most accurate representations of how little ones move, talk and think in kidlit, but even her charming silliness couldn’t save this one from its duller aspects. The length was okay, but JJ seemed less than interested – very unusual for her with an Olivia book. As much as we love the clever little piglet, we weren’t wild about this one, but maybe your bookworm will feel different.Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for more reviews!

  • Katie Easter
    2019-03-19 08:36

    Genre: Modern FantasyGrade Level: K-1st gradeThis children's picture book of Olivia's Christmas is too cute! I love all the funny things Olivia does, and the readers will too. This is a cute book to read during Christmas time to your students. Olivia is clever, funny and mischievous and that is what intrigues the children. I love this book, and definitely recommend it to be read in the schools.

  • Mrs.soule
    2019-02-19 07:27

    This is a great holiday book for all ages - it's simple enough to keep our 1-year-old engaged, snarky enough to entertain our 11-year-old, and funny enough to make my husband and I laugh. We read it this year for the first time as part of our Books for Advent Calendar and we're keeping this one in the mix for next year.

  • Exponent II
    2019-03-08 07:31

    “Olivia Helps With Christmas” by Ian Falconer is whimsical and fun. We have the board book version, and it has been one that we enjoyed with toddlers and continue to enjoy with our young kids. The character of Olivia is so fantastic – my kids love this one.

  • Alyson Stambach
    2019-02-27 10:25

    Great book for a read-aloud. Pictures may be difficult to see at times, but great for asking questions like, "What do you think Olivia will do next?" Perfect book for teaching children about being helpful around Christmas time.

  • Miss Kelly
    2019-03-19 10:36

    Christmas Books 2017

  • Mrs. MA
    2019-03-06 10:51

    While not normally a fan of Christmas stories, this one was delightful.

  • Sarah Wiwchar
    2019-03-20 08:30

    Read with Kindergarten. I didn't love it. It was weird and uneventful, but yet too many events..

  • Shorty
    2019-03-08 07:37

    Adobrable. Audiobook is narrated by Dame Edna.

  • Conquering Dinner
    2019-03-19 12:52

    An easy read aloud for small children during the holidays.

  • Joanne Zienty
    2019-03-01 05:49

    A cute and clever Christmas read-aloud for the kinder crowd.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-08 04:40

    Olivia the Pig can hardly wait for Christmas to come. This is a cute story.

  • Henrietta
    2019-02-22 06:45

    Olivia is so very helpful. Although the greatest charm of the first book was the exchange with her mother at the end. And her sandcastle.

  • Adrianne Rosal
    2019-02-23 09:28

    Oh my goodness totally love this story. I found this one for a dollar at a yard sale and so happy I grabbed it!! Olivia is ever mothers big helper!!!

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-03-14 10:50

    Just like most young children Olivia and her brother couldn't wait for Christmas Eve. They helped decorate the tree and Olivia did it as only Olivia could. Christmas day was enjoyable and shared just like Olivia could do it for her family.

  • Rommel Sison
    2019-03-12 07:34

    6-year-old daughter: 4 stars4-year-old daughter:

  • Gabrielle Blockton
    2019-02-24 08:39

    Date: September 14th, 2014Author: Ian FalconerTitle: Olivia Helps With ChristmasPlot: Olivia is very excited about Christmas and all of the presents she will receive from Santa. Meanwhile, she helps her family by decorating the tree, arranging Christmas lights and preparing Christmas Eve dinner. Setting: Olivia's House; Christmas timeCharacters: Olivia, Ian, William, Olivia's mom and dadPoint-Of-View: Third-PersonTheme: ChristmasStyle: Black-and-white illustrations with green, and red hints throughout the book. Dr. Seuss-inspired illustrations. Random actual photos throughout the book. Copyright: 2007Notes: The Olivia series reminds me of the Fancy Nancy books; I would not use this for a classroom for educational purposes. This book is for entertainment only.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-02-20 05:46

    I thought we had read all of the original Olivia books but then Harriet found Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer at the library. In a rare (for us) bit of coordination we read the book just before Christmas.It's Christmas Eve and Olivia and her brothers are anxious for things to start. In her enthusiasm to speed things along she takes things to her usual extremes, including harvesting part of the Christmas tree for the table decoration.The book has Falconer's usual limited pallet, with a little more green than usual. But like so many holiday books with the focus being on the goodness of the holiday and the importance of family and what-not, the book lacks its usual high level of mayhem.

  • Melissa Dwyer
    2019-03-10 04:36

    Rated E by Virginia LambethThis holiday book is truly laugh-out-loud hilarious. Of course, Olivia’s “help” adds a wee bit more liveliness to the Christmas scene, whether she is decorating the tree, helping with dinner or repeatedly getting soot on her snout as she checks the fireplace chimney for signs of SC. Once again, Olivia takes charge, both before and after the holiday. This delightful story ends with another dream sequence as she is dancing in the Nutcracker. Falconer adds green to his usual back-white-red format and once again incorporates photographs in the illustrations. The binding is sturdy but there are two double page foldouts that will undoubtedly take a beating. Nevertheless, this is a “must have” purchase that will circulate year round.

  • Twinkle
    2019-02-23 06:38

    This book is my first introduction to Ian Falconer’s Olivia, and at first I was not quite sure what to make of it. Having read it to my daughter a few times I have really come to appreciate the humour, although I think a lot of it goes over her head. Her favourite bit is “when Olivia feeds blueberry pie to her baby brother and makes him vomit”, so I guess that tells you what our level is ;-)The pull-out pages are an interesting device and again I thought they were a bit unnecessary at first but once you see how they flow they do add a bit of interest to the story.Overall, a funny and realistic depiction of a family Christmas. “…not a piglet was stirring. Well, maybe just one…”

  • Katya Vinogradova
    2019-03-17 11:44

    This is a great holiday read for your children, although reading it to an entire class, like we're doing in our library, can be tricky. The illustrations, while great as always, sometimes tend towards the miniature side making it difficult for a group of kids to see. But it's perfect to share with your children, while cuddling under a blanket or sitting by the fireplace.Olivia is a beloved character, so you already know what to expect from one of these books. In this one, kids can recognize their own holiday feelings: the anticipation, the preparation, and of course, the waiting for Santa.I have a feeling that you can share this book every Christmas and not get bored with it.

  • Breon Randon
    2019-03-04 04:37

    I picked up this book on a whim while perusing our local library for holiday books that my girl would like. I knew her cousin was obsessed with Olivia- I only thought her dress was adorable :) anywho Abby was a bit reluctant to embrace the teeny piglet at first. To be fair, it was a bit more wordy than her typical board book. Then we got to the GLLOOOOOORIA part- and Abby was sold. It was a slow burn but I will forever be thankful to the author for the time spent singing Xmas Carols with my toddler!

  • Amie
    2019-02-23 04:52

    We love Olivia and this one is the best yet. Made me tear up thinking of all the holiday traditions we had in our family and the new ones to come now that I have children. This one is a little more sentimental and has a bit less mischief and mayhem but it's still a phenomenal, beautiful book for kids. You know it's a good read when your 2.5 year old gets papercuts and the book all bloody on the first day she has it because she's read it about 50 times in a row.