Angry Octopus Reflection

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For this review/reflection project the class was asked to read a book that related to angry in children and ways to help them deal with their feelings. I choose “Angry Octopus” a relaxation story by Lori Lite and illustrated by Max Stasuyk. The book is offered on YouTube for children who like to listen to stories and for caregivers to use who may not have a favorite book. The book is approximately 8 minutes long with eye appealing color for children, and the individual describing the story uses the appropriate tones throughout the story. The story line is based on an octopus who becomes angry because his shell garden has been disturbed during the night while he was sleeping. As he wakes up to a beautiful morning and prepares to eat his breakfast …show more content…
The octopus mentions he does not like the feeling and realizes the emotion only makes his day worse when he does become angry. The Seachild recognizes he is angry from the black cloud he is in but she does not make him feel guilty for his actions just proceeds to give ideas to help him control his angry.
4. How well does this story urge children to manage their anger (goal: present nonaggressive, optimistic strategies)?
The stories primary focus is on how to control angry in a positive way by using breathing and relaxation techniques to clear a child’s whole body from their feet to their brain. In my, opinion I think the book addresses the issue well it does not make the child feel guilty and it focuses on a resolution to the feeling in a way a child can understand and do by themselves when necessary.
5. My decision, based on my checklist analysis:
My opinion on the book is that it could be used in a very positive way to help children deal with angry. A few other books I reviewed before this one placed blame on the child and had the child take their aggression out on stuffed animals which I thought was inappropriate due to the fact the child may think this was okay with real animals. The book discusses steps and strategies to help children deal with a very real

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