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Dinner with OLIVIA

(Nickelodeon Olivia)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Olivia is thrilled to be invited to Francine's house for dinner...she just knows it's going to be a very sophisticated evening. And then it's time for Olivia to have Francine over...but what will Francine think of her family's casual table manners? ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published December 8th 2009 by Simon Spotlight (first published 2009)
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Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
A pig family with just one piglet? At Francine house her parents are very sophisticated and she is nervous to go there. She spills her water and does not like the sprouts. I don't blame her I don't like sprouts either. This book is a cartoon on Nickelodeon I think. Very good for the kids to see how different families are at the dinner table and it teaches manners somewhat. ...more
Slow Man
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is kind of nice. Olivia’s friend Francine invited Olivia to her house for dinner. It turns out that Francine’s family is very proper and they eat food that Olivia never usually have. And this picture book teaches the young readers about table manners, what a bento box is and Brussel Sprouts.
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Sarah Adamson
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Based on the TV series of the same name, this book tells about Olivia being invited out to dinner. She gives us the experience of her family dinner - together with slurping, mess and dog chases. Then she dreams of the ideal dinner in a high hall with butlers on rollerskates. She goes out to dinner and it is not an enjoyable experience - eating brussel sprouts in a house with a white carpet and where jokes are not allowed to be told at the table.
We had fun discussing how different families have d
Jamie Gorsky
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: preschool
My daughter loves Olivia, this character is based on a television series named Olivia, a little cute pig on Nikelodeon. This is more of a preschool prek book. The bases of this story is Olivia eating dinner and what foods she eats healthy and unhealthy foods. A lot of the pages in the books have food on it and the illustrations are very colorful.

Learning Extension: I would read the story and create a chart of healthy and unhealthy foods and ask the children what foods they remember from the book
Jan 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Olivia gets invited to her friend Francine's house for dinner. Although Olivia is excited, she is nervous too because she wants to make sure she does everything properly so she can impress Francine's family. She practices with her stuffed animals at home but nothing can compare to the real thing at Francine's!! She gets in trouble for telling funny stories and for spilling could everything go so wrong? This is a very cute picture book and a cute story, but there is a lot of text on ea ...more
Hope L. Justice
This is very well adapted. The pacing feels correct and the dialogue is amusing. The plot is just ok. I don't mind Olivia, but the TV series really annoys me. This is more enjoyable. I don't know this is a great children's book--being about manners/no manners. It's a fun read. Way better adapted than the Disney books. ...more
Rebecca Lee
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
It's a fun look at food issues for kids. The grass isn't always greener on the other side, but the brussels sprouts may be. Our families may be rude and wild at dinner but at least we get to tell jokes. ...more
Shuntia Williams
This is a delightful story about Olivia and her friend. Olivia is invited to her friend's house for dinner. She is very nervous because she doesn't know what to expect from her fancy friend. This is a great story to read to kids for fun and to teach them how every family is different. ...more
Melissa Namba
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: coplin, dnamba
First of all, I love it because there is a Bento Box in it! Yeah! Everyone should know what that is! It was a cute story basically about how everyone's family does things differently. Dinner traditions and expectations vary. ...more
Kaley Matous
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
I chose to read this book because I had first grade girls in a reading group that really loved the Olivia books. I did not enjoy this book based off of the tv show as much as I did the original books.
Shelly Koressel
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun book about a pig named Olivia. This is a good book to teach table manners to the children with. Its a fun book about her at school. 2nd grade and below would enjoy this and even preschool kids. She is a fun little pig.
I felt like there were pages missing out if this book. It wasn't seamless like the first book. The thing with saying no to having brussel sprouts and then having them anyway was odd, as was the too-quick ending.

I get the message, I just wish the tale had been a bit more cohesive.
Mar 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
Very cute, my Olivia fanatic loved it.
Amy cupcake persad
May 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: evan-if-your-11
evan if your 12,16,22 you will never be old enough for a baby book.
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
My 4 year old absolutely loves Olivia! We have read all her books over and over and over and over again. This one is his favorite - he loves Ian... also likes to slurp his spaghetti ;)
Zoe Elizabeth
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this with my little cousin. It's a super cute children's book. ...more
Shawna Vanhoorik
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nice book that talks about manners and differences that families might have. I would recommend this book for early elementary students.
Angela Record
Kids love Oliva books. This book helps explain table manners to children.
Tate Rytky
Dec 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Read this to his sister
Brandi Streeval
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
read this to my daughter cute book
Mrs Royle
Sep 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 40-books
It is Olivia! A good story for Olivia fans:)
Liz Todd
Different families have different rules!
Taylor Darst
I love these "OLIVIA" books! Kids love the books because they relate it to the shows and my kids at work think that is so cool. ...more
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