Another fabulous children’s book by Lori Lite! What a valuable resource to me as a mother and Child Psychologist. The pictures are vivid and engaging. With the story being about an octopus, it was easy for my own children and the children with whom I work to relate to the release of ink as a visual for being angry. The octopus learning to take control of its body through deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation is an easy way for our children to relate to the angry and overwhelmed feelings as well as self-calming.
Happy to add this book not only to my personal library but to my library in my private practice to read with young children to allow them to relate to underwater sea creatures, which is not intimidating and normalizing. This book has the added benefit of being able to follow the breathing exercises alongside the octopus, which makes this book not only entertaining, but functional. I value books that double up as therapeutic tools!