Written and illustrated by Ian Falconer. First edition, 2006. An Anne Schwartz Book. Athenium Books for Young Readers.
Falconer has written eleven Olivia books. The original Olivia, published in 2000, won a Caldecott Honor award and is listed as one of the Top 100 children's picture books of all time by the School Library Journal. Olivia Forms a Band won the 2006 Child Magazine's Best Children's Book Award.
It's July 4th and Olivia is highly indignant at learning that the summer's fireworks will not be a accompanied by a band. No band?! "We'll be the band!" Alas, her family and the family pets ignore the "we" part. Undaunted, she decides to form a one-piglet band. But after her efforts at assembling a band uniform out of her Dad's suspenders and boxers, and band instruments out of pots and pans, she loses interest. All's well that ends with a fireworks display. And fantasies of being on the Supreme Court.
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