Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy

Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy

by Ian Falconer


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Olivia has one toy that she loves more than anything. She feeds him, dresses him and takes him everywhere. So when he disappears, Olivia is FURIOUS!
She looks under the rug, under the sofa, under the cat. She shouts at Ian and baby William, she cries, she stomps...all to no avail. Then, one dark and stormy night, Olivia hears a noise...Clutching a candelabra, she creeps bravely into her bedroom, and sees a huge menacing shadow on the wall. Who is this monster, and what's that hanging from his jaws?
All is resolved peacefully in this entertaining story starring our favorite pig and her favorite toy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689852916
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/07/2003
Series: Olivia the Pig Series
Pages: 42
Sales rank: 147,108
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ian Falconer is the author and illustrator of the Olivia book series, including Olivia, Olivia Helps with Christmas, Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, Olivia and the Missing Toy, Olivia Saves the Circus, to name a few. Falconer’s illustrations have graced numerous covers of The New Yorker. He has also designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, the Royal Opera House, and many others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

August 25, 1959

Place of Birth:

Ridgefield, Connecticut


Studied art history at New York University and painting at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute

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Olivia ... And The Missing Toy

By Ian Falconer


Copyright © 2003

Ian Falconer
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-689-85291-6

Chapter One

"Where's my toy? It was right there on the bed. I just put it
there. I remember exactly. That's my best toy. I need it now!
Somebody took my best toy!"

Olivia looked everywhere -

under the rug,

under the sofa,

under the cat,

She asked her little brother, Ian,


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by Ian Falconer
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Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Feelix More than 1 year ago
Here's another one that my son enjoys he's almost 2. He loves his Olivia books so much he call's Olivia "O". When it becomes bedtime he yells out "O". These books are so well written and we enjoy reading them together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The original Olivia book quickly became my little girl's favorite. After borrowing Olivia and the Missing Toy from the library, she memorized this book front to back, word-for-word. Of course, she cannot read yet, but the pictures and simple text were alluring enough for her to memorize. We then had to purchase this book to add to her collection. Highly recommended, this book is a charming and fun read.
ALM40 More than 1 year ago
The Olivia Books are charming and entertaining. At the same time they teach children the basics of courtesy,sharing,obeying rules,respecting others and their differences and much more. My grandson likes to read this "Olivia" book along with his other "Olivia" books before bed. When he comes to our home for a sleep over he makes sure mommy packs them in his bag. I would highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a die hard Olivia lover, you will love the continuing drama of Olivia. I read a few negative reviews prior to purchasing the book, and was prepared to not like it. My daughter and I read it and I was overjoyed that our wonderful, dramatic, resourceful, independent, and funny pig was just as enjoyable. The difference...Olivia is now aging from a toddler to a little girl. Is she indulged..of course. Was she indulged in the first two books..YES. So, if you adore Olivia you will see that her spirit continues to enchant in this book.! I love this Pig!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tonight I came home and screamed! My husband had managed to get ¿Olivia and the Missing Toy¿ ¿ a day early! Unlike all the editorial reviews, I am not going to give away even a single delicious plot twist. I can say however that this is a truly wonderful installment of our irrepressible heroine. She is brave, resourceful and even more tenacious than ever! Anyone who has a little girl, or can remember being one will surely recognize that bit of Olivia that is our birthright. Ian Falconer has continued his insightful portrayal of real womanhood with a role model we can all be inspired by. The drawings are beautifully rendered, and each illustration is rich with quirky charm and humor. This is a book that will be relished with each rereading. Olivia remains as ever, a force to be reckoned with. Thank You Mr. Falconer!!!
Iacobus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The best of the Olivia books (to date). Mystery, irony, humour, and some of the wonderful cultural asides Falconer inserts here and there. The opening sequence (Olivia exploring the pyramids on camel, and what happens next) is delicious in itself.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As always, I love the Olivia books. My daughter loves being pulled along on Olivia's exploits. And, at the end of the day, Olivia deals well with having lost her best toy--she's stitched him back together, and she still loves the one who destroyed him. Excellent book.
claire.cavell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Perry the dog chewed Olivia's favorite toy.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Olivia loses her favorite toy and spends a lot of time searching for it. She later discovers that the dog has eaten her favorite toy.
kloupe1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute book! This book can teach children that even though something may not go your way, or you may not like it, you can fix it to be your way. Olivia did not like the jersey, so she had her mother make a new one, different from the team's. Olivia's dog chewed her favorite toy, so she sewed it up and fixed it just right again. And even though her dog chewed her favorite toy to bits, at the end of the day, she forgave him and let him sleep by her side, fixing it to be her, way the better and more caring way.
drruth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While not as good as the original Olivia, this one improves on Saves the Circus, capturing the nature of a child's efforts to cope with loss very well.
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This is a terrible read
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Danielle Bissel More than 1 year ago
Olivisa toy has gone mossing amd she is really mad. She looks everyehere, but cant find it. Who or what took it? Was it a monster......................?
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