11 Aug

Olivia by Ian Falconer. It’s a splendid and award-winner book.

The first time I heard and saw this imaginative, bossy, and super hyperactive piglet. I was watching Disney Jr for the first time three years ago. I fall in love with her.

She is a witty 6 3/4 years old pig who lives with her family. She loves the red color and being a performer.

Last year, I bought the first book and I really liked for teaching for a couple of reasons:

  • The pictures are very minimal without a lot of detail, therefore the students can see the picturesfrom far. There is a lot of black, white and red (Olivia’s favorite)
  • The text is very simple and comprehensible.
  • Most kids have seen the cartoon in Disney Jr or Canal Once.
  • You can make a Vann diagram between the cartoon and the book.
  • You can practice clothes vocabulary and actions (al least with the first one)
  • The official webpage has a good printable for teacher and parents. I haven’t used yet in class.

Who thought that a diva pig could be so famous… after Miss Piggy?


Posted by on August 11, 2012 in 1st cycle, 2nd cycle


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2 responses to “Olivia!

  1. Mónica Martínez

    August 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    My baby girl loves Olivia!

    • Teacher Ale

      August 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I love her too… my baby boy doesn´t love her as much


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