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4.5 out of 5 stars

VINE VOICEon 10 June 2015
Do you know what opposites are? What is your favorite opposite?

Olivia is the star of the show in these books. In this book, the author, Ian Falconer, has Olivia discussing and showing opposites. My favorite opposites are fat/skinny, big/ little, talk/short and in/out. Olivia appears in red dresses or red pants or red shorts. Sometimes her favorite colors change,must like ours do.

Parents/children will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children will learn about opposites,band may think of their own gpfavorite opposites. This is the perfect time to talk about opposites with their friends and families. The illustrations by Ian a Falconer are beautiful and colorful, depicting all of Olivia's antics, and she has many. A fun book for the family to read.

Recommended. prisrob 06-09-15
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on 21 October 2010
We are addicted to the Olivia books in our house. They are so clever and enjoyable for adults who have to keep reading them. My daughter loves her namesake pig and this book was fun as was one of the first Olivia books she read at about 1 year.
The pictures are so simple but project the meaning of the opposites so clearly and at so many levels. They are a great taster for the story books that we later read when she was a little older. Best of all, it is a board book, (all toddler books should be board books - what is the point of the flimsy paperback ones?)
This one has been on all sorts of trips and the binding is still intact.
Ian Falcomer is a genius. The Olivia cartoons are amongst the best in children's TV cartoons (thank goodness they are dubbed) but the original Falconer material is unbeatable.
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on 9 April 2003
Summary: great fun for parents and babies
Reviewer: mother of an 8 month old
My daughter was given this and "Olivia Counts" and loved both from a very early age. Even at 10 weeks old she would concentrate on the pictures, which are red, black and white - good contrasting colours for young babies. Now she's a bit older she loves me acting out the opposites - favourite is the "loud-quiet" page, closely followed by "up-down", and the book ends appropriately with "open-closed".
What's particularly nice about this book is that the opposites and the pictures have something of interest for the adult reader too. Olivia dolled up in pearls and lipstick is "fancy", and just in her knickers is "plain". As the child gets older they'll be able to appreciate the humour in the pictures.
Finally, and crucially, the hardback design is robust enough to withstand a fairly good chewing. My daughter had teeth at 5 months, but her Olivia books are still going strong!
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on 26 May 2009
Great little book, colourful and interesting,great for little people, it's for my niece in Australia who is called Olivia, i'm going to continue buying the series.
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