This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
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 is an interactive and fun coloring book in which children get to see the Angry Octopus using great techniques to express his feelings and relax in a healthy way. The book is full of positive affirmations and the pictures are based on the affirmations and emotions. The images instill a sense of calmness in young readers while coloring. The coloring activity also helps to enhance the creativity and imagination of youngsters and can be therapeutic. Coloring always has a calming effect, has healing powers, and is helpful to get through good and bad times, just like music.
I like the author’s idea of combining positive affirmations along with coloring as it helps parents, educators, tutors, and counselors understand the message and the concept. The coloring book pulls in children to actively participate. It is a perfect book for interactive sessions in classrooms, and Angry Octopus will engage kids with different techniques. The coloring pages have underwater scenes, garden designs, nature, a mandala, and many other fascinating pictures that will keep young readers occupied, relaxed, and motivated. It is a good book for parents to keep their children busy and also bring out their imagination and creativity, along with teaching them positive affirmations. Children will love the character of the Angry Octopus and his techniques of calming the mind, reducing stress, controlling anger, and being happy. This book will definitely come in handy both at home and in classrooms when it comes to interacting with children.