Olivia: Princess for a Day DVD Review


Olivia gets the chance of a lifetime in her all-new DVD, Olivia: Princess for a Day. Find out what happens when Olivia trades places with a visiting Princess and gets to live in a real castle, ride in a royal carriage and so much more. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Olivia: Princess for a Day will be available on Sept. 6, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Based on acclaimed author/illustrator Ian Falconer’s award-winning titles, Olivia follows a 6¾-year-old dynamo who believes she can do anything and sees every day as an opportunity to try new things. Her vivid imagination takes her on grand adventures, both real and fantasy, and like all children, her antics occasionally result in endearing misadventures. Olivia’s confidence and positive nature inspires kids everywhere to think boldly and follow their dreams.

Although Olivia’s adventures in her imagination are larger than life, the challenges in her day-to-day life are preschool size. Olivia’s unique ways of dealing with these challenges provide moments of fun and drama. She demonstrates how kids can use their imagination to work out what’s happening in their own world. Kids can relate to Olivia because she experiences the same daily trials and triumphs as they do. Every day is a “Big Day” for Olivia; her exuberance is contagious as she takes viewers along for the ride!

Olivia: Princess for a Day Episode Synopses:

Olivia: Princess for a Day (Double Length Episode): Olivia trades places with a princess for a day when she meets a visiting Princess and they realize that they look almost exactly alike.

Olivia’s Tip Top Tapper: Olivia hurts her leg on the eve of her big tap dance recital.

Olivia’s Old West Treasure Hunt: While on a field trip to an Old West town, Olivia leads a treasure hunt to find the missing key to the school bus.

Olivia Becomes a Chef: Olivia has to keep mom out of the kitchen while she prepares her a surprise birthday meal – a dinner with all red food!

Olivia Plays Hotel:  There seems to be a strange guest at Olivia’s make-believe hotel – could it really be a ghost, or is it her brother Ian just playing tricks on Olivia and her friends?

Olivia Goes International: Olivia has trouble deciding on a country to represent for her class’s International Day so she invents her own.

Olivia Paints a Mural: A trip to the museum inspires Olivia’s artistic talents, if only she can find a big enough space.

Olivia: Princess for a Day will be available in stores nationwide September 6th and is available for pre-oder from Amazon.

The Olivia series of books is one that my oldest (age 6)  has been introduced to, but not one that she is madly
passionate about. She prefers the crazy antics of Amelia Bedelia.

When I put in the movie “Olivia: Princess for a Day”, my girls (ages 6 & 3) were intrigued.  They were quite intent while watching the video and seemed to enjoy
it.  I don’t think it will spawn a new ‘must-have’ book series in our home, but for those that already love Olivia, I’m sure that this video will be a HUGE hit in their home!

This review was written by Angela for The Mama Report.

I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

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