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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Precocious pig offers positive messages for preschoolers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 3+

I like it

This show isn't remarkable for much, but my daughter Wilhelmina loves it. I try to introduce her and others to non-Disney movies and shows, and shows that aren't American. This was also one of the first Irish cartoons I watched, and I like that Ireland is making and animating cartoons such as Song of the Sea, Gumball, and Plly Pocket 2018. The role models are great too.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 3+

It’s fine for your kids

Olivia is an okay show. It’s nothing special, though.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (16 ):

This precocious pig has plenty to offer her young viewers, who will delight in her creativity and humor and will relate to the troubles she has with peers and her two younger brothers. Although Olivia's imagination plays a big role in helping her solve problems, the outcome is always realistic enough for kids to apply to their own lives, and the stories include positive messages about self-confidence, patience, and friendship.

Happily, the show stays true not only to Falconer's original stories but also to his beautiful illustrations. Fans who already know and love Olivia and her friends will find that the transition from print to screen in no way lessens the quality of these stories and characters, and those meeting Olivia for the first time are sure to appreciate this chance to visit the books' world.

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