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?