Olivia is a dreamer, a doer and hard to keep up with. I was offered the opportunity to review Olivia with my children and being familiar with her books I was happy to receive a copy of the DVD. In Olivia’s self-titled DVD debut, my daughter was captivated by Olivia’s vivid imagination but it had nothing to offer my son. This DVD has a never seen before episode and three new-to-DVD episodes, along with an exclusive Olivia Photo Gallery introducing Olivia and all her friends.
OLIVIA is available for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Olivia Fast Facts
- Street Date: August 11, 2009
- DVD SRP: $16.99
- DVD Running Time: Approximately 100 Minutes
- DVD Bonus Features Include: Olivia Photo Gallery
Olivia Acts Out
It’s time for the annual school play, but Olivia’s stuck playing the part of “Cow #2,” while Francine lands the starring role. It’s up to Olivia to make the most of her small part. With a little help from Julian, she choreographs a climactic “mooove” for herself and has the crowd on their feet.
Olivia Plays Piano
Olivia sees herself as a great concert pianist, though her piano teacher thinks she needs a little more practice. But when her little brother Ian begins taking his own piano lessons – and turns out to be pretty good – Olivia isn’t sure if there’s room for two prodigies in the family.
Olivia Trains Her Cat
When Olivia’s class holds a pet talent show, nobody can beat Francine’s amazingly talented cat Gwendolyn. Olivia’s lethargic cat Edwin, who barely moves, suddenly goes missing. Olivia then fancies herself a cat detective as she tracks down the missing cat.
Olivia Packs Up
Tired of having to share with her brother Ian, Olivia sets out on a trip around the block in search of a place free from little brothers. She imagines herself crossing a vast desert by camel – which isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – and eventually decides that having a little brother might not be so bad after all.
She was very excited to watch it the first time but she hasn’t been interested in watching it again. She’s been into Aristocats right now. I’m not really sure why. You can’t ever tell why a child picks something over the other. Perhaps she likes watching cats more than pigs.
I personally like Olivia. I think she’s a bit of a trouble maker but she seems to love to use her imagination. We’re going to take it home and add it to our collection and see if she wants to watch it more. I’m probably going to push it on her because I like it so much. Esp over some of the other options.
The first OLIVIA picture book by Falconer was published in 2000 to rave reviews. Since that time, Falconer has been the recipient of numerous awards and the Simon & Shuster book series has sold an impressive six million copies worldwide in 20 languages.
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