Olivia Helps with Christmas

Olivia Helps with Christmas

by Ian Falconer

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Everyone's favorite Caldecott honor-winning pig and #1 Santa enthusiast is helping to make the season brighter than ever.

Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure dad sets up the tree, wait for Santa, watch mom make the Christmas dinner, wait for Santa, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung and, of course, OPEN HER PRESENTS! Do you see how hard it is to be so helpful during the holidays? A lovingly-told and lavishly-illustrated Olivia Helps With Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking, and a bright star atop the Olivia series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442494466
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Olivia the Pig Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 269,831
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
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 Helps with Christmas 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fa la la la la la!Olivia has made her way into town! Watching for Santa out the window, setting the table, and sticking her snout up the chimney!Who could not resist the soot on her snout? Untangling light's! Get ready, Olivia is ready for Christmas!
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Many young readers have already met and fallen in love with Olivia, the perkiest porker to be found. If your favorite school-ager hasn't had the pleasure yet, now is a perfect time as Olivia gets into the spirit of the holiday season. Ian Falconer's illustrations are irresistible as is his text which is liberally sprinkled with quips. Who could resist smiling when Olivia gets soot on her snout as she peers up the chimney looking for Santa? Her family goes through the traditional pre-Christmas rituals, singing carols, trimming the tree (as Olivia tangles herself in strings of lights), and leaving a snack for St. Nick. We're treated to both visual and verbal gifts from the irrepressible Mr. Falconer on the night when 'not a piglet was stirring' (supposedly). - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ian Falconer is brilliant! This book captures 'the most wonderful time of the year' in the most wonderful writing and illustrating of the year. His mixed media illustrations are especially delightful. A 'must read' for the holiday season, and absolutely a 'must have' for Olivia fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Olivia is decking the hall's! Ian Falconer has made other funny books, but this one is his best yet!!!!If it's untangling lights,to setting the table, or watching Santa Claus, Olivia well make your Christmas a holly jolly one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 stars Great fun. Dame Edna's voice adds to the excitement of the season. Worth listening to!
memeLY More than 1 year ago
Gave to a grandchild with an "Olivia " quilt and read it on Cristmas day, what a memory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Olivia character because she is very precocious. The books have a lot of layers to them. There is always some infering that goes on. My favorite part of Olivia Helps with Christmas is when the dad goes to build a fire and Olivia stops him until after Santa's visit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always Olivia is good for a hearty laugh... If you like children's books, Olivia is a must.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved this book, she loves to have me read it over and over again. I've also noticed that she shares it with all of her cousins and friends. It's so funny to hear her compare how she helps out the same way Olivia does. The pictures are amazing and so realistic, it's a great way to spark the imagination and interest in books at an early age. My daughter loves reading and she really enjoyed the Olivia collection.
dyr More than 1 year ago
Another in a truly classic character - - to be read again and again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very excellent Christmas story! This story is about little Olivia helping with Christmas to make it enjoyable for everyone. It's such a cute and touching story that everyone can enjoy reading together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so freakin awsome
Anonymous 2 days ago
This stinky book
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another sweet, funny Olivia story. Olivia is always helpful in her own wonderful, childlike way. She helps feed the baby, set the table, and of course she is not sleepy when Santa comes. Unwrapping the presents under the tree-totally reminiscent of my childhood-rip and tear! rip and tear!
claire.cavell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Olivia tries to help out with the preparations for Santa's arrival.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Olivia is so cute, but this entry into the series feels a bit superfluous. It sort of bothers me that most cute children's book characters become franchises like this, with multiple sequels necessitated by the publisher.
kloupe1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very cute book that I could read to my class for fun around Christmas time. I enjoyed this book because I see it being very relate-able to children on Christmas eve. With the helping to pass time, the sleepless night, the worries and the morning rush. And Olivia still doesn't lose her girl power, even during Christmas time.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Olivia enjoys the festivities of Christmas Eve and Christmas by spending time with and helping her family in various ways.
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Kaia Grobstok More than 1 year ago
i loved this fun filled book jk i didnt