You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the peppiness of Olivia the Pig. Olivia was originally created by Ian Falconer, who studied art at many prestigious universities such as New York University, the Otis Institute, and Parsons School of Design. He also helped to design sets and costumes with for stage productions in various metropolitan areas with fellow artist David Hockney.
Coincidentally, Ian had a baby niece named Olivia. His first book about Olivia the Pig was intended as a present for his niece. When Anne Schwartz from Simon & Schuster noticed Ian’s artwork in the New Yorker, she contacted him about creating a children’s book. The rest, as they say, is history.
Olivia herself loves art and music. She even created a one person band by banging around on pots, pans, and various items found around the house. If you are looking for something to do during the holidays, I have provided a link to which you all can have a little bit of musical fun yourselves! The link provides access to a musical game complete with printable stars. Print out the stars, and see for yourself how much fun you and your little one(s) may have!
For even more fun and exciting times, we have toys for the budding little princess at your house. We have tea sets so she can invite her friends over and have a tea party. For babies we have Olivia Lovies, as well as an Olivia Plush Doll, which all ages will truly enjoy.
Did you see Yo Gabba Gabba! on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night? We did. And we loved it!
DJ Lance Rock and his crew of Gabba characters teamed up with Fallon’s house band The Roots for a unique late night performance. Together they got the crowd grooving to Kool and The Gang’s funky tune “Spirit of the Boogie.”
Even though we’re used to enjoying Yo Gabba Gabba! on Nick Jr. with our kids a lot earlier than 11:30 at night, it was still a perfect performance parents could secretly have fun watching too — while the little ones where fast asleep.
Want to join the Gabba party? Your family can get in on the fun with new Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome Vol. 2 CD. It features all the favorite and educational sing-alongs kids love, plus guest appearances from many other rock, pop and dance music artists, such as Jack Black, Weezer and MGMT.
As a special offer, you can buy the new Music Is Awesome 2 CD right here on Ty’s Toy Box for just $8.99 until Friday, September 3 at midnight.
What did you enjoy the most about Yo Gabba Gabba!’s performance on Jimmy Fallon? Did you let your kids stay up and watch the show with you? Do you think Kool and the Gang will be on Vol 3? Let us know in the comments below.
Straight off the success of Volume 1’s healthy-eating anthem “Party in My Tummy,” the crew is back with a musical menu that’s better then ever.
In addition to the favorite Yo Gabba Gabba! songs like the “Name Game,” and “High Five,” the new CD also includes songs with guest appearances from pop, hip-hop, rock music artists such as Jack Black (The Goodbye Song),” MGMT (Art Is Everywhere) and Weezer (All My Friends Are Insects).
And just like every episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!, Music Is Awesome 2 is packed with funky, super fun and educational tunes that both teach and entertain kids.
Heading out to see the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live tour that kicked off this week? Then you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of Music is Awesome Volume 2 so the whole family can get ready to experience the awesomeness of the songs live in concert.