Oh, Olive!
Sep 19 2023
Published by HarperCollins
A 2024 CBC Favorites Award winner
Bank Street The Best Children's Books of the Year 2024
'Irrepressible. Joyful. Vibrant and full of oomph! Olive Chen is the artist of the year!'  
— Andrea Beaty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rosie Revere, Engineer
'Lian Cho has managed to bring together a visually stunning, energetic story full of clever humor, heart, and a reminder that art has no boundaries. Olive is someone we all hope to be more like!' — Ruth Chan, author-illustrator of Thank You, Neighbor
'An infectiously gleeful celebration of art and being true to yourself.' 
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In Lian Cho’s hilarious and vibrant debut picture book as author-illustrator, she celebrates the creativity of a young girl breaking from the tradition of her famous artist parents and going against the status quo to express her own unique style. 

Presenting Olive Chen!
The most magnificent and brilliant artist in the whole wide world!
Her parents are also artists—serious artists—who paint prim, proper, perfect shapes. They know Olive has the talent to follow in their footsteps.
 But Olive likes to smear, splatter, splash, and even lick.
With a brush in each hand, Olive cascades through town, painting what she wants to, what she feels—until she reaches her parents’ pristine art museum. .
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