A third book in the charming illustrated series that focuses on emotional resilience for children aged 7-11
1. Ollie and the silver stripe. 2. School holidays and visitors come to stay. 3. Ollie meets Mollie. 4. Ollie learns about forever homes. 5. Ollie goes back to the library. 6. The next black box. 7. Mollie meets her superpowers. 8. Mollie and Ollie go to the hospital. 9. Ollie and Mollie go to Mollie's library. 10. Ollie and Mollie go to Freya's birthday party. 11. Ollie and the broccoli soup. 12. Mollie lets bad words into her heart. 13. Ollie faces the broccoli soup again. 14. Ollie and the silver stripe.
Alison Knowles is a licensed therapist and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner. She leads training days for NHS staff on stress and motivation and creates self-help videos for the clients of an international health and wellbeing company.
When I first sat down to write an endorsement for this book I found
some paper arrows stuck to me saying, "You have no idea how to do
this, or what to write!" But then I remembered Ollie's and Mollie's
superpowers and realised that I have some as well. Ollie and the
Magic Workshop is a delightfully inspired and inspiring book, that
every child (and adult) should read so that they too can learn how
to find their own superpowers, as well as their own suit of armour
or fairy cloak to wear, when they are confronted by new challenges
in their lives. I especially enjoyed the idea of Ollie going
through the black boxes to sort out all the negative thoughts in
his head and heart. I'm off now to my Magic Workshop to find my
own.... -- Dr Jacqueline Blyth, BSc. (Hons), MSc Health Psychology,
ClinPsyD. AFBPS. Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham Children's
Ollie and the Magic Workshop is a great book for helping children to understand meaning behind challenging emotions. Imagining emotions as individual superpowers will help children greet each emotion inquisitively; asking why the emotion is being felt and how best to cope with that emotion. -- Emma Hughes, author of Striker, Slow Down! and Go Yogi!
With increasing awareness of mental health issues, the importance of identifying needs and providing support are increasingly crucial. The author has a vast range of experience of working with early years children, and shares her best practice and knowledge. -- Janet Dowling * School Library Association *