Olivia’s Book Review


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Happy Monday! We are headed on our winter excursion today.  Be sure to follow along on instagram to see what we are up to this week!

Last week on instagram, I hosted a fun giveaway and the question was “What was your favorite Childhood book?” I wanted to gather all of YOUR favorite books and then see which ones Olivia liked. Olivia has really taken to reading lately and loves to make up stories with me. I love reading myself, so it makes me so happy to see her love it too. Below are Olivia’s top 10 Children’s books currently!

  1. Eloise by Kay Thomson – Eloise is about a little girl that lives at the Plaza hotel. Her mother is absent in her life; her Nanny and pets are her closest companions. Eloise is always up to mischief, but I love her independence and she is sure to inspire both adults and children alike. We will be picking up more Eloise books to add to our collection soon!
  2. Curious George by H.A Rey– Curious George is about a monkey that lived in Africa and was captured by the man in the yellow hat. The series begins with how he was captured and then how he ended up living with the man in the yellow hat. Olivia LOVES the Curious George series and we are constantly making up our own Curious George stories before bedtime.
  3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown– This rhyming book is about a bunny that says goodnight to objects in his room. Of course this is the perfect bedtime story and a classic for years AND years to come.
  4. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans– Madeline is based on a group of girls in a catholic school in Paris. Madeline, a redhead, is the smallest yet most brave of all the girls. The illustrations are beautiful too!
  5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein– The tale of tree giving its life to a young boy, turned self-centered young man. The underlying theme is generosity and the story is absolutely beautiful. This is one we will continue to read to Olivia for years to come.
  6. I Love You Forever by Rober Munsch This is a tear jerker! A story of a mom that sings the same song to her son from a baby to a grown man. When she is far to old to continue the process, the roles are reversed. Can’t say enough good things about this book.
  7. Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Conner Fancy Nancy is about a little girl that believes more is alway better when it comes to being Fancy. The Fancy Nancy series always gets Olivia giggling and we LOVE the illustrations!
  8. Olivia by Ian Falconer– Well this one is probably an obvious pick! 🙂 The latest Olivia book we purchased was about Olivia and the Fairy Princess. Olivia goes thru an identify crisis on who she wants to me and how she can stand out from all the other little girls out there. I love that Olivia books encourage independence and they always get me laughing out loud too.
  9. Corduroy by Don Freeman– The story of a bear that sat on a department store shelf for a long time until a little girl named Lisa comes along. Lisa’s mom is not fond of Corduroy, as he is missing a button. Corduroy knows he can be there bear for Lisa, so the adventure begins of Cordury looking for a new button in the department story. This heartwarming classic is one of my favorites.
  10. Winnie the Pooh by A.A Milne– Who can resist the sweet honey loving bear, Winnie the Pooh. This was one of Drew’s favorites growing up and he loves reading these to Olivia.

I also wanted to mention a fabulous idea a reader sent me! Instead of an advent calendar next holiday, do a book advent. At the end of the month, donate the books you did not read as much. I absolutely love this idea as it is important to us that Olivia has a giving spirit. We already have her donate toys before her birthday and the holidays, but this is such a great way to give back too.

I hope you loved this book review by Olivia as much as we loved putting it together! Have a great week and see you tomorrow!

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3 thoughts on “Olivia’s Book Review

  1. TAMMY

    Wow this is so much fun. I can relate. I don’t have human children but I have an fur ball daughter (cat) and I read and talk to her all the time. Daddy sits on the floor and feeds her and many times talks to her for a while too. I do read to my baby niece when I babysit her. Also you two look so fashionable while at it. (:) I wish I could have had a human son or daughter to read to but I was too old when I met the right man. He would have been a perfect dad.

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