All About Olivia

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If you’ve never read any of the Olivia the Pig books then I’m here to tell you that I’m the EXPERT!

I have attained this distinction by the simple fact that I have read the first Olivia book to Cara 29 times.  And I think that we got the book for her on Tuesday.  It all started when Cara saw a commercial for the new Olivia show that Noggin is doing and from that second on it was nothing but “OLIVIA THE PIG!!!”. 

We took her to “THE BOOKSTORE!!!” and let her pick out the Olivia book that she wanted and she definitely chose appropriately. 

The gist of the story that she chose is that Olivia wears everyone [including herself] out and she never wants to take a nap or go to bed.  Cara to a fucking T.  Each character in the book – meaning Olivia, her brother Ian, the mom the dad, the cat and the dog – is actually a “character” in her family.  The mom is me.  The dad is Tucker.  Ian is Oliver.  The cat and dog are Oscar and Sophie, respectively. 

Of course Olivia is Cara, unless it’s the Olivia in a ballerina outfit, in which case that’s “DADDY!!!”.  Yeah…not so sure about that one, myself. 🙂

Bedtime is MY time with Cara.

Tucker take Ollie and Cara and I sit in her room and read stories and it looks like Olivia will be a major fixture in our story time for quite a while.

Good thing I like the book.


  1. I’m glad that you like the book. Jack (as always) goes for the simpler stories. The first thing I always get at naptime and bedtime is “Paul and Judy, mom? Paul and Judy?” Because you’re probably not “in the know” about Paul and Judy, it’s “Pat the Bunny.” It’s supposed to be a book for Lexi! Not Jack! Geez! At least Cara is a smart cookie (but we already knew that). Check out how she’s smart enough to know that the pig in the ballerina costume is Daddy! Bwah ha ha! That says so much! :mrgreen:

  2. I have to admit I cracked up when I read this post. Not because it’s funny that you had to read a book 29 times, but because you capture the 2 year old mindset so well. It does seem like everything Cade has to say these days is in all caps with an exclamation point behind it.

    Cade loves “THE FISH!” (one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, etc…), He also likes “KITTEN MOON!” (Kitten’s First Full Moon), “GOODNIGHT MOON!” (which is ironically enough called Goodnight Moon), “TRACTOR!” (The All About John Deer Tractors Book that my Dad bought for Cade in the attempt turn him into a Country Boy), but his absolute favorite is “KITTIES!” (My First Counting Book-it has kitties on the cover and it was a $1 Little Golden Book).

    And here I was thinking I was the only one having to read the same book over and over and over and over…

  3. Are there any Olivia videos on the market?

  4. Not yet. Just a lot of books.

  5. Brandy says:

    does Olivia have two brothers or one brother and one sister

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