Dream Big (with Attitude): An Olivia Book

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According to Publishers Weekly, "There's a little bit of Olivia in everyone," and it's true. Olivia books are available in 23 foreign editions and 19 languages around the world. The timeless charm and popularity of Ian Falconer's diva pig ensure her status as a children's classic.Dream Big, Starring Olivia, is great for graduation, encouragement, or for anyone starting a new chapter in life. Whether she's taming a lion or building a sandcastle as tall as a skyscraper, Olivia's boundless imagination and courageous spirit are an inspiration to all. Dream Big pairs more than 30 of Ian Falconer's illustrations with motivational musings from really big dreamers like Eleanor Roosevelt, Oscar Wilde, and Walt Disney.

The Olivia children's books are huge hits with preschoolers-and their parents. The first book, Olivia (2000) was the event of the season in children's publishing. Two more books followed, Olivia Saves the Circus (2001) and Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy (2003), both repeating that success.

Olivia book series facts and figures:

* Olivia: Caldecott Honor; Book Sense Children's Book of the Year; 107 weeks on the New York Times Children's best-seller list

* Olivia Saves the Circus: New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2001; Book Sense Children's Book of the Year;New York Times best-seller for 55 weeks

*Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy: Book Sense Children's Book of the Year finalist; Parent's Choice Gold Award Winner; New York Times best-seller for 21 weeks.

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About the Author:

Ian Falconer is the author and illustrator of the Olivia book series. The character of Olivia—a precocious little pig who loves fashion, ballet, opera, and getting her own way—is based on Falconer's real-life niece. Falconer's illustrations have graced numerous covers of The New Yorker magazine. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Royal Opera House, among others. He lives in New York.

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