Author: Ian Falconer
Year Published: 2000
Description: This Caldecott Honor book details and many and diverse exploits in a typical day in the life of Olivia—a female pig with a fiercely independent spirit and unique sense of style. "This is Olivia. She is good at lots of things," the book begins. It then proceeds to illustrate, through uncluttered black, white and red drawings and brief text, just what those things are: building, dancing, art, and, above all, dreaming big. After Olivia's successful debut on the world stage—the book has been translated into several languages—Falconer developed several additional books featuring his porcine protagonist.