by Ian Falconer, and published by Atheneum

The book cover of "Olivia" by Ian Falconer features Olivia, a toddler pig in a red sailor dress with a white collar and a black bow, wearing black and white striped stockings. The Randolph Caldecott Medal has been affixed at the lower right corner.


Olivia is an inquisitive, creative, confident piglet who is "very good at wearing people out." Falconer's illustrations bring to life this little piglet who dreams big dreams and keeps everyone busy.

"With the touch of a minimalist, Falconer has fully created an exuberant character using black lines, delicate charcoal shading, generous white space, and spots of brilliant red."

Awards Won

Title Year
Caldecott Medal Image Randolph Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
2001 - Honor(s)