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Oliver Bounces Back!

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Charlene Chua

tagged: emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance
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publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
imprint: North Winds Press
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Oliver’s day has started out lousy — can he turn his luck around?

 

Eyewitness testimony confirms that Oliver is having a pretty lousy day. By the time he gets to school (late), he’s tangled with the hairbrush, stepped in dog drool, burnt his toast, and been hit in the head by his little sister’s gooey banana. At school, the pile-on of bad luck continues, and when someone takes over Oliver’s square on the reading-time carpet — that’s the last straw!

Oliver gets mad, gets quiet, gets sad, starts to talk, and then really takes charge. By lunch recess, he has the whole class literally bouncing around the playground, as he’s discovered the exhilaration of bouncing back from a bad day.

Oliver Bounces Back! is a delightful and powerful story about cultivating resilience and bouncing back from adversity. The interactive style of the story, coupled with extra tips and tools on anxiety and resiliency at the back of the book , will leave readers feeling empowered to take on their own bad days.

 

About the Authors

Alison Hughes

ALISON HUGHES has published 16 books for children and young adults, with translations into French, Korean, Dutch, and Turkish. She won the Writers' Union Writing for Children Award, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards, the Alberta Literary Awards, and many times for provincial children's choice awards. She lives in Alberta.

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Charlene Chua worked as a web designer, senior graphic designer, web producer, and interactive project manager before she decided to pursue illustration as a career. Her work has appeared in American Illustration, Spectrum, and SILA’s Illustration West, as well as several art books. She illustrated the children’s picture books Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles and Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband and two cats.
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