Olivia: Olivia would be Eloise, if Eloise were a pig. She is good at singing 40 very loud songs and is very good at wearing people out. And scaring the living daylights out of her little brother, Ian, particularly when he copies her every move. She is also quite skilled at reproducing Jackson Pollock's "Autumn Rhythm #30" on the walls at home. When her mother tucks her in at night and says, "You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway," Olivia precociously pronounces, "I love you anyway too."
Olivia Goes to Venice: Olivia takes her discerning eye for style to beautiful Venice on a family vacation that involves dodging pigeons in the Piazza San Marco, gorging on gelato, and barely staying afloat in a gondola.
Olivia...and the Missing Toy: Olivia has one special toy that she adores -- a stuffed animal that she has tea with, and wheels around in a stroller, and takes everywhere. But one day it strangely... inexplicably...tragically!...vanishes. Olivia is completely distraught. Who is the culprit? Is it little brother William? Or baby Ian? Or maybe even Edwin the cat? All plead innocence. Then comes a dark and stormy night; Olivia hears a mysterious voice and, candelabra in hand, heads down the shadowy hall to investigate. Nervously, she enters a room, and there, before her, tail wagging, stands the villain!
Material: Hardcover Books
Brand: Simon and Schuster
When Dick Simon and Max Schuster founded Simon & Schuster in 1924, little did they know the significant impact their company would have on the world of publishing. From publishing the first-ever crossword puzzle book, to becoming America’s first paperback publisher in 1939, Simon & Schuster’s legacy is one of numerous industry firsts. Today, S&S is the publishing operation of CBS Corporation and home to some of the most recognizable names in publishing, including Stephen King, Khaled Hosseini, Jodi Picoult, Mary Higgins Clark and the Star Trek books. Simon & Schuster’s various divisions publish over 1800 titles annually, including critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction hardcovers, mass market paperbacks, children’s books for all age and reading levels, audiobooks and e-books.