“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Olivia Meets Olivia. Adapted by Ellie O’Ryan based on the screenplay written by Pat Resnick illustrated by Art Mawhinney and Shane L. Johnson. Simon Spotlight, c. 2010
Reading Level: 270L
Synopsis: This picture book follows the popular little pig Olivia and her adventures in school. There is a new student in Olivia’s class. Guess what her name is? Olivia! Olivia 1 is not sure how to feel. She thinks someone has stolen her name and even more importantly, her originality. Olivia learns an important lesson in this story about originality.
Rationale for classroom use: This could be a great read-aloud story to use for character education. Especially significant if there are students with the same name.
Common Core connection: Reading literature standards of comparing and contrasting characters and describing the overall structure of the story