Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm: A Self-Help Kid’s Coloring Book For Overcoming Anxiety, Anger, Worry and Stress by Lori Lite Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Author Lori Lite takes readers on a journey through mental health and child development through an 80-page coloring book to challenge children to overcome their rising emotions in the book “Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm: A Self-Help Kid’s Coloring Book For Overcoming Anxiety, Anger, Worry and Stress”.

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The Synopsis

Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm is a light-hearted, self-help coloring book designed to guide 4-11 year olds and their parents, teachers, or counselors through simple everyday techniques that can be used to control anger, reduce stress, and increase happiness. This interactive coloring book is filled with simple strategies to self-sooth, manage anger, and improve emotional intelligence. Children are empowered to manage their BIG feelings while coloring 38 illustrations. Each mindful page motivates children to express themselves peacefully without having a tantrum, meltdown, or outburst.

Dozens of coloring pages designed for children. Underwater scenes, Garden designs, Angry Octopus and Friends, and a Mandala. Each coloring page is designed to help relax, motivate, and introduce an anger or stress management technique in a playful manner. The variety of pages increases emotional intelligence while offering something for every skill level. Each coloring page is on a separate sheet with light-hearted text on the opposite page. User-friendly for children, parents, classrooms, homeschoolers, and private practice. Perfect addition to the Stress Free Kids Curriculum and Lesson Plans. Do you feel angry, worried, stressed, or confused?

Angry Octopus has great techniques to use.

He expresses his feelings throughout the day,

and tries to relax in healthy ways.

Your feelings are yours and they are real.

Express with coloring how you feel.

So, open this book to any page.

Coloring is fun for any age.

Angry Octopus is a kid-friendly character that children around the world relate to. He made his television debut on ABC’s Shark Tank. I wrote my first relaxation story to help my own son fall asleep when he was just 5 years old. Now, a man, he is helping me write for others. It is a great gift that my son has shared his voice throughout this coloring book. The quotes within were contributed by Austin Lite.

Angry Octopus books, stories, parent guide, curriculum, CDs, music, and lesson plans by Lori Lite are also available. 

The Review

This was such a heartwarming and beautiful read for children and parents alike. The artwork and narrative of the book did an incredible job of pairing whimsical and interactivity with the more thoughtful and active educational tools that this book provides to both children and their parents as they come to terms with their growing emotional states. The writing style seemed to do a great job of reaching younger readers while also giving the adults who work with their kids on these issues to see and understand the lessons in a clear-cut manner. 

What struck me as brilliant on the author’s part was the way in which the overall narrative of the Octopus and his activities mirrored the lessons the author was intending for the reader, as well as the overall flow of the pages as the author weaves in different emotional states to tackle head on and overcome. The reader’s ability to color the fun and lighthearted pictures give the children more control over the narrative and the self-help nature of the book, making this such a unique read.

The Verdict

Thoughtful, memorable, and engaging, author Lori Lite’s “Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm” is a must-read children’s book and self-help guide for parents to help their child deal with complex emotional states. The interactive nature of the book will compel readers and keep children invested in the lessons that the author has woven into the book. If you have not yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

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About the Author

Ms. Lite’s titles are considered a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, child life specialists, teachers, and yoga instructors. Her Indigo Dreams® audio book/CD series has been awarded the CNE Award of Excellence. Ms. Lite has been interviewed and written articles for several media outlets, including: Family Circle, NY Times, MSNBC, ABC Radio; CBS News; USA Today; Web MD; Stress Free Living; Mind, Body, and Soul; and Job Club with Tory Johnson. She has also been featured in several publications which include Prevention Magazine, Parent Guide New York, Family Circle, Kiwi Magazine, and Aspiring Woman. Lori is a certified children’s meditation facilitator and Sears’ Manage My Life parenting expert. She gained national attention when she appeared on Shark Tank, an ABC/Mark Burnett production.

Lori and her husband have aligned with IngramSpark to help other authors achieve the same success they have. More information can be found under experts on the IngramSpark website or at http://stressfreebookmarketing.com 

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