Thursday, August 30, 2012

Book Giveaway: Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

by Ian Falconer

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

2012

40 pages

I have 5 copies of this fantastic new early reader up for grabs!

And I have 5 Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Event Kits up for grabs!

That's double the chances to win!

Simply post a comment on the blog and include your first name, city, state, and email address. The deadline for posts is September 12 at noon MST. Winners are chosen at random by Randomizer. Winners will be notified by email. Please check your email September 12. Winners have 24 hours to respond to my email. Books will ship from New York courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

Read my review:



Everyone who meets Olivia becomes an instant fan. She's a pig with wicked fashion sense and a mind of her own. She's outspoken, well-read, incredibly verbose, and headstrong.



Olivia feels she's having an identity crisis. All the kids around her want to be princesses--for Halloween, in ballet class, in life--even some of the boys want to be princesses. Olivia wanted to be a princess, but that is so last year when she was "little." She asks her parents why everyone wants the same thing. Ever the free thinker, Olivia searches for something new to become.



There are so many options! Olivia simply can't decide. She imagines herself as a nurse or a reporter. Until Olivia finally decides...why settle for being a princess when she could be ?????





Beautifully rendered artwork by the author makes this reviewer green with envy over Falconer's talent. Each two page spread will have children captivated. Clever, amusing, and entertaining for kids of all ages. The artwork could stand alone without the print and tell the entire story. Isn't that what any great young reader book aspires to do?



Olivia speaks to the little girl in each of us (yes, even some of the boys).

FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.

This review has been posted in compliance with the FTC requirements set forth in the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (available at ftc.gov/os/2009/10/091005revisedendorsementguides.pdf)




60 comments:

  1. Katrina Orlando, FL ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  2. My first ever granddaughter will be born soon (it's taking twins to get a girl) and I'd love it for her :)
    Lynette
    Crystal River High School
    mitchelll@citrus.k12.fl.us
    Florida

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  3. My students LOVE Olivia! I am sure they will identify with this new release. Thank you for having such a giving heart! I love to give books to my teachers as well! I spent over $500 at the Scholastic Warehouse a few weeks ago so I would have some new titles to share with them.

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  4. I love Olivia!

    Cheryl
    Marlton, NJ
    cheryl.vassallo927@gmail.com

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  5. I love Olivia too! What a wonderful message for girls (and boys) along with illustrations that are the BEST! I know a little girl named Olivia who fits this book to a "T". :-)
    Would love to add this to my collection for circulation this year...
    Anne from Yreka, California
    ahinchcliff@siskiyoucoe.net

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  6. Olivia is one of my favorite characters, she's funny and enthusiastic and full of imagination.

    Heidi
    Logan, Utah
    hg195 at yahoo dot com

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  7. My daughter loves Olivia! Full of imagination!

    Belva
    Clinton, NC
    blovitt@centurylink.net

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  8. Olivia rocks!

    Melanie
    Winder, GA
    melanie.hooks@barrow.k12.ga.us

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  9. Olivia is one of our school's favorite pigs!

    Cherie
    Nibley, UT
    readbooks62@gmail.com

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  10. What fun!

    Norma O'Keefe
    Limestone Community School
    Limestone, Maine

    normaokeefe@gmail.com

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  11. After reading your wonderful review, this book is definately on my library's wish list! Students at my Title I school just love Olivia. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Millie
    Houston, TX
    millie.harrison@springbranchisd.com

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  12. Love Olivia!
    Kristi Merchant
    Patrick Henry Elementary
    Tulsa, OK
    merchkr@tulsaschools.org

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  13. I love Olivia!

    Gregory
    gregory.taylor@boiseschools.org
    Hillside JHS - Boise, Idaho

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  14. Laura
    laneerg@hotmail.com
    Gallup, NM

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  15. Oh my children love Olivia and they are young enough that fairy princesses are still their thing!

    Susan
    Riner VA
    books4susie@aol.com

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  16. Our students love Olivia! I seem to always have girls that want princess books. It would be fun to share this one with them and see what they think!

    Paula naden
    Timber Creek Elementary
    Overland Park, KS
    pmnaden@bluevalleyk12.org

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  17. I LOVE Olivia!! the Pig with extra personality:)
    renita irvin
    stewartville, MN
    rirvin@ssd.k12.mn.us

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  18. The kids in my school love Olivia!
    Emily
    Bethpage, NY
    Emily.smith@plainedgeschools.org

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  19. My students LOVE Oliva too! Thanks for making these available to the lucky winners!

    Cynthia
    Effingham, SC
    ccollins@fsd1.org

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  20. I'm always looking for a good princess story.
    Lee Ann
    Freeport, TX
    lsimon12@yahoo.com

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  21. A double whammy - Olivia and princesses in one book. It's got to be a winner.
    Kathy
    Clarksville, TN
    kjj422@gmail.com

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  22. My students will be so excited with this new book! Olivia and princesses...what more could you want!:-)

    Cynthia
    Leominster, MA
    ssmith16@verizon.net

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  23. Oh, how my first graders swoon over Olivia! Definitely need to add this one to my collection. Thanks for the review!

    Lisa
    Mantua, NJ
    lcrichards@verizon.net

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  24. Who doesn't love Olivia!
    Katie
    Fairfax, VA
    kbruechert@gmail.com

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  25. I would love to have either for my 1st grade granddaughter.
    Sandra
    Evant, tx
    Sandracarswell@hotmail.com

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  26. This would be a wonderful addition to our school's library! Olivia is a big hit!

    Michelle
    Canton, OH
    mhagen552@gmail.com

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  27. I love Olivia and so do my students.

    Diane
    Hagerstown, MD
    techmom@comcast.net

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  28. My students love Olivia and I have a lot of kids who love princesses too. This would be a great addition to our library!

    Laura
    Minneapolis, MN
    lauraruder@hotmail.com

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  29. Sounds like a wonderful take on the princess craze, I would love to be able to add this to my library!

    Katie
    East Syracuse, NY
    K dot a dot stlaurent at gmail.com

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  30. I would love the chance to win the event kit! I just ordered the book so it would be very useful.

    Shannon M.
    Murfreesboro, TN
    shannon.minner@cityschools.net

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  31. My elementary kids love Olivia. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    Chrissy P
    Ann Arbor, MI
    postema@aaps.k12.mi.us

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  32. My students adore Olivia!
    Thanks for the contest!

    Cassie Hileman
    Houston, TX
    cassiehileman(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. The kiddos in my library will be so excited if we win! Thanks bunches for doing this----

    Beverly
    Clarksville, TN
    beverly.bullock@cmcss.net

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  34. Wendy Dunn
    Fort Worth, TX
    wendydunn@gmail.com

    Thnaks!

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  35. I love Olivia as do my students in the CES and BKM libraries. These are very popular and I hope I win this latest book in the series.

    Brenda Lemon
    blemon@473mail.net
    Chapman KS. 67431

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  36. Thank you!

    Renee
    Beacon, NY
    ferrara.r@beaconk12.org

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  37. One for my 1st & 2nd graders!

    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury Public Schools
    barbara_gogan @ sudbury.k12.ma.us
    Sudbury, MA

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  38. Hi, I am a new Library Media Specialist at Middlesex Elementary School and very excited about sharing my love of reading with the students. It would be wonderful to receive a copy of Olivia and the Fairy Princesses to add to their library. I have book character stuffed animals all over the library for display and for the students to read with while in the library. There is an Olivia among the characters. Thank you for considering Middlesex Elementary School for a copy of Olivia and the Fairy Princesses.

    Amanda Chase, LMS
    Middlesex Elementary School
    Locust Grove, Virginia
    achase@mcps.k12.va.us

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  39. Olivia is very popular in our school!

    Mary Zdrojewski
    Scio, NY
    mzdrojewski@scio.wnyric.org

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  40. My granddaughter is just discovering Olivia. Thanks for offering this giveaway.
    Heidi Lewsi
    Guinyard-Butler Middle School
    Barnwell, SC 29812

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  41. I love Olivia's stubborn-streak and creativity.
    Beth Cuddy
    Seward Elementary School
    Auburn, NY
    elizabeth_cuddy@auburn.cnyric.org

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  42. I sometimes forget that I am the District Librarian and Elementary needs books too!!

    Lisa Hicks
    Gunter, TX
    lhicks@gunterisd.org

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  43. My students LOVE the Olivia books . . . and I am excited about a new one--especially as it is an early reader.

    CAthe
    Nipomo, CA
    cathe@simplynaturalbooks.com

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  44. I love the Oliva books, especially the one about the band. Can't wait to get a look at this one and share with my 1st graders.

    Elizabeth
    Astoria, NY
    libby4g@aol.com

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  45. My students love Olivia and fairies too!

    Katie
    Chicago, IL
    katola13@gmail.com

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  46. Olivia is a big hit with my students! i even have an Olivia doll who dresses for the season/holiday.

    Barbara
    Soddy Daisy, TN
    bjsroberts@epbfi.com

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  47. My granddaughter want to be a princess and my elem kids think she's vet amusing.
    Jill
    Batavia, NY
    Jfeine@bataviacsd.org

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  48. Olivia is on of our favorites.
    Patty
    Fargo, ND
    patty.molm at oakgrovelutheran.com

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  49. My students would love this book.
    Pam
    Pasadena, Texas
    PamBennett@pasadenaisd.org

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  50. Linden Elementary LOVES Olivia!!!
    Traci
    Oak Ridge, TN
    tmagee@ortn.edu

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  51. This book would be perfect for preschool storytime! Love the review.

    Michele
    North Bellmore, NY
    michelechick@aol.com

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  52. We love Olivia!

    Larnette Snow
    Blue Ridge School
    P. O. Box 30
    5135 Ararat Hwy
    Ararat, VA 24317
    larnette.snow@patrick.k12.va.us

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  53. Olivia is great

    Sue Bartle
    sbartle@buffalo.com
    Angola, NY

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  54. I would love to win this for my daughter...

    Maria
    Dexter, MI
    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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  55. Olivia is quite a character and would love to have her in my home and library.
    Gloria Remijio
    El Paso, Texas
    gremijio@yisd.net

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  56. Olivia is cool!!
    Susanne
    Astoria, NY
    pegisuss4@live.com

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  57. Fingers crossed! I adore Olivia.
    Sindy Cunningham
    ROchester, Ny
    scunningham@normanhoward.org

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  58. HUGE Olivia fans here!

    Cindy Wagner
    Assets School
    Honolulu, HI
    cwagner@assets-school.net

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  59. Wow! Is that the color scheme for the new book? Love it! It will really stand out in the Olivia collection on the shelf.

    Teresa Potter, Tampa, FL
    teresapotter1@gmail.com

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  60. What a great giveaway! Katie
    Chicago, IL
    katola13@gmail.com

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