Kids experience anxiety and can feel overwhelmed just like adults do, and this picture book serves as both a story and a step-by-step guide to help calm kids down.
Ollie is the puppy living inside of our narrator's head, and when Ollie panics or is too energetic, the narrator feels that way, too! But she learns to handle the situation with her breath and her mindfulness, and by talking it out with an adult.
In plain language and with a rare sense of understanding and compassion, Elise Gravel tackles anxiety in children head-on with bold colors and whimsical illustrations. Perfect for bedtime or the classroom, readers will walk away a little more well-equipped to handle the puppies in their own heads.
"Gravel uses the analogy of an exuberant puppy to help young children get the upper hand on a stressed and anxious mind.... The author demonstrates how the mind can be calmed by using breathing practices — the child calls their breath a 'magical leash' — physical exercise, and focus.... Every child can benefit from these important strategies." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jan 5, 2021|