"Toddler readers will feel just fine after this funky intro to emotions."
—Kirkus, starred review
Ollie Feels Fine
by Toni Yuly
Publisher: Little Bigfoot
Ollie the octopus has a lot of feelings and he struggles to understand them. One especially busy, emotional day, Ollie becomes overwhelmed by all of his feelings. But with the help of his good friend, Stella the starfish, Ollie is reassured and able to feel that he is ok, and that it is fine to have so many feelings.
This endearing board book explores the range of emotions we all can feel and opens up the potential for a conversation with a caring adult where kids can discover their feelings are natural and normal, and that others feel the same way they do.
Stella and Ollie give kids words for their emotions, and power over their feelings. With their help, kids will realize it's okay to not feel fine all of the time, and that it's okay to talk about it.
A visually fun detail included is how Ollie changes his color with his changing emotions to emphasize and make it easy for even the very youngest readers to see Ollie's feelings. Ollie Feels Fine helps parents support their child's emotional intelligence.