Author(s): Ian Falconer
In this picture book starring the world s most imaginative pig, Olivia embarks upon a quest for identity with very lofty goals and being a princess is NOT one of them! Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be? Join Olivia on a hilarious quest for individuality, and rest assured, you won t find THIS pig pleased to be in pink!"
Olivia is back and as strong-willed as ever in this rumination on individuality. The usually upbeat piglet is depressed. I think I m having an identity crisis. All of the children in her class want to be princesses . But Olivia likes to be unique . Falconer s trademark use of minimalistic color to make Olivia stand out from the crowd is in full force here. His visual humor underscores his punch lines and illustrates Olivia s imagination the subtle, sophisticated humor is pitched at adults as well as children. Falconer s witty parent-child banter will resonate with listeners old and young alike. Anyone who is afraid of challenging words and complex ideas should stay away, but parents looking for a way to expand their children s minds with more than a few chuckles along the way will find this story just the ticket. More please. "School Library Journal, "August 2012"