"Omnis avia Oliviam et eius cupiditates theatrales cognoscet amabitque."
– Dame Joan Sutherland
"Veni, tu! Venite, vos omnes! Ad editionem extraordinariam Falconis de heroina porcina non obliviscenda."
– Publishers Weekly
"Eloisa aemulam invenit! Oliviam amamus!"
– Hilary Knight
"Multi somniant de saltatione in scaena, sed Olivia saltatricis crura habet."
– Mikhail Baryshnikov
"Olivia compositionem abstractam intellegit multo melius quam puella sex annorum."
– David Hockney
"Tandem, porcina quae se iactet."
– Gloria Steinem
– Christian Science Monitor
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Ian Falconer is the author and illustrator of the Olivia book series. The character of Olivia—a precocious little pig who loves fashion, ballet, opera, and getting her own way—is based on Falconer's real-life niece. Falconer's illustrations have graced numerous covers of The New Yorker magazine. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Royal Opera House, among others. He lives in Los Angeles.