Olivia and the fairy princesses


Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So, what will she be? Join Olivia on a hilarious quest for individuality, and rest assured, you won’t find this pig pleased to be in pink!


Out of the many famous “Olivia” books by Ian Falconer, this is one of the more openly gender-centred. The story shows Olivia reflecting on why every young girl wants to be a princess and explores her identity crisis to suggest that it is better to be an individual. The book offers an opportunity to talk about diversity and fitting in by using interesting images and an entertaining content. The book may be enjoyed also by slightly older children.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Falconer, Ian

Illustrator(s): Falconer, Ian

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

City: London

Year: 2013

Pages: 33

ISBN: 9781471117756

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Diversity, Identity, Princess/prince

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