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 Olivia forms a band (Olivia)
 Author: Falconer, Ian

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2006)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p. (1 folded), col. ill., music, 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 321069 ISBN: 9781416924548
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Bands (Music) -- Fiction
 Pigs -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Fireworks -- Fiction

Price: $22.16

Olivia is dismayed to find that there will be no band at a fireworks display, so she decides to form one herself.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 106128
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 38814

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/01/06)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/06/06)
   Booklist (06/01/06)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (09/06)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2006 PreS-Gr 3-The latest escapades of a precocious piglet and the mother who attempts to both nurture and civilize her opens on the morning of a fireworks display. The charcoal-and-gouache scenes with their signature red highlights on uncluttered white backgrounds depict Olivia's family, but readers are soon treated to a series of surprises that include the introduction of a new color (turquoise), collage elements, a fold-out, and full bleeds. When the protagonist declares that a band is essential for the evening's entertainment and that, lacking one, she'll fill in, her mother's thought bubble fills with a photograph of a leaping rock band; Olivia's depicts the marching variety. The fold-out starts with the heroine as the sole majorette and reveals a full-size band of Olivias, with the score of a Sousa-like march printed boldly above. Falconer builds to a crescendo of two and a half pages that portray a picnic at sunset followed by a dazzling display of feathery fireworks. These compositions are predominantly charcoal; the family members, backs to readers, are outlined in the reflected yellow glow of an ascending rocket. The palette returns to the original color scheme in the denouement, a bedtime moment to which all ages will relate. With perfectly nuanced dialogue and a mixture of comical and artful scenes, Falconer explores the logic, invention, and humor emanating from a talented youngster, serious about the mission of the moment.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2006 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 06/01/2006 The irrepressible Olivia the pig returns for a fourth adventure. Shocked to discover there will be no band at that evening’s fireworks display, Olivia decides to form a band herself—and if you think one piglet can’t be a whole band, you obviously don’t know this porcine powerhouse. Unfortunately, Falconer seems as easily distracted as his heroine this time around, and his extremely episodic story is little more than a series of setups for visual jokes. Though what result is essentially creative coasting, most children won’t care, as Olivia remains an indisputably great character, and Falconer a master of antic line and situation. Devotees of previous books will also be pleased to see that to his usual palette of charcoals and reds Falconer has added a particularly winning shade of blue, and that he has incorporated photographs into many of his droll drawings. If only he had included more story . . . - Copyright 2006 Booklist.

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