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In a magical underwater forest lived a colourful and loveable Octopus called Ollie, who loved swimming with his friends and spending time with his mum and dad, Orla and Orson the Octopuses.

Until one day, when Orla started to get very sick. The doctors did everything they could to help her, but very sadly, Orla died. Ollie had so many thoughts and feelings spinning around in his head, and his heart was hurting — what can Orson and Ollie’s friends do to help?

This story will help children aged 5-10 to understand big feelings relating to grief and bereavement and explores ways to stay connected to your loved one and to keep them in your heart and in your head.

About this series: Dr. Treisman’s Big Feelings Stories are written for adults to read with kids aged 5-10 to help children to understand their feelings. If you enjoy this book, why not check out Dr. Treisman’s Activity Books series; Ollie the Octopus Loss and Bereavement Activity Book, which features the same story, comes with an abundance of extra guidance for adults and a wealth of creative expansion activities and photocopiable worksheets for children.

Dr. Treisman's Big Feelings Stories