A book about feelings, how appropriate given how my emotions/feelings are all over the place, even more so with corona lurking around. The book looked and sounded cute so I decided this was going to be my next read.
In this book we meet Ollie. Hi Ollie! He is an octopus and in this book he shows a lot of emotions and all in one day. Yep, it is a rollercoaster day for Ollie. I definitely wanted to give him a hug after all that happened. I liked the story and seeing Ollie go through his day, however, I do feel that the transition between pages and feelings/emotions could have gone better. It worked fine the first pages, for instance the transition from wave to being thrown on the beach made sense, but seeing Ollie go from mad at the shark to a rainbow to what comes after just felt a bit weird. I get that the author wants to show a lot of emotions, but this just felt a bit too stuffed/too forced.
But I did love see Ollie change colour with each emotion. From his normal blue-ish/green-ish colour to red when angry to blue when sad. He also shows his emotions with his face, but I am sure for kids it works even better to show emotions with colours. That way it just POPS out more.
I liked the friendship between Stella and Ollie, that was just so sweet. Loved how Stella was always there for Ollie.
The art was simple, but I did like it. It was quite cute.
All in all, a pretty good read and I am happy I had the chance to read it!