Dr Jacqueline Blyth, BSc. (Hons), MSc Health Psychology, ClinPsyD. AFBPS. Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
When I first sat down to write an endorsement for this book I found some paper arrows stuck to me saying, "You have no idea how to do this, or what to write!" But then I remembered Ollie's and Mollie's superpowers and realised that I have some as well. Ollie and the Magic Workshop is a delightfully inspired and inspiring book, that every child (and adult) should read so that they too can learn how to find their own superpowers, as well as their own suit of armour or fairy cloak to wear, when they are confronted by new challenges in their lives. I especially enjoyed the idea of Ollie going through the black boxes to sort out all the negative thoughts in his head and heart. I'm off now to my Magic Workshop to find my own....
Emma Hughes, author of Striker, Slow Down! and Go Yogi!
Ollie and the Magic Workshop is a great book for helping children to understand meaning behind challenging emotions. Imagining emotions as individual superpowers will help children greet each emotion inquisitively; asking why the emotion is being felt and how best to cope with that emotion.
Janet DowlingSchool Library Association
With increasing awareness of mental health issues, the importance of identifying needs and providing support are increasingly crucial. The author has a vast range of experience of working with early years children, and shares her best practice and knowledge.