Olivia the Spy Review

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Olivia's birthday is coming up and she "accidentally" hears her mom saying not so good things about her behavior and that she  might be going to an institution. Olivia's imagination runs wild. Will Olivia's birthday be ruined?

When I first read Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer to my kids, they instantly loved it. I was a little disappointed in it at first. The book bothered me and I couldn't figure out why until I realized it was because my preschooler sometimes acts like Olivia. I like to encourage independence, but sometimes it drives me crazy...deciding he's hungry and getting himself and his sister a snack by climbing onto the counter while I am going to the bathroom, trying to pour himself something to drink, dumping an extra cup of flour in with dinner, or wanting to sweep the floor at the exact moment I need to hurry and clean because someone's coming for dinner. I have also noticed that my preschooler sometimes misinterprets what he overhears me saying to someone else. Olivia the Spy hits the nail on the spot in the way a kid's mind works. The kids kept asking to read it again and again and the more we read it, the more I enjoyed it. I highly encourage for you to read Olivia the Spy and all of the Olivia books if you haven't already. My kids love Olivia and her adventures. To learn more, click here.

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