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From Oliver’s perspective

Words of Interest

The Suggested words should provide the opportunity for parents / caregivers or educators to explore an age appropriate meaning of the new words and enrich children’s existing vocabulary

Universal Issues

I strongly believe that kindness to animals prepares us for that ‘Self Love’ we all strive to have and hope to pass on to our children, which is why I wrote this book. Loving, tolerance and understanding are all virtues we hope to see in our children. And in this process, we must lead by example, refrain from self shame, and promote healthy relationships with honest conversations.

Following you will find a list of topics that you will come across whilst reading Oliver’s book and hopefully they will provide the opportunity for the adult to initiate healthy discussions about some of these universal issues such as compromise, image issues, innocent mistakes, tolerance, jealousy, envy, and adoptions.

LEGEND

Suggested for Kindergarten –  😇

Suggested for older kids –  😊

Words of Interest Page – Paragraph Suggested Group
 Claustrophobic  5 – 1  😊
 Anxiety  5 – 1  😇 😊
 Depression  7 – 1  😊
 Credentials  11 – 2  😊
 Adoption  12 –  1  😇 😊
 Dehydrated  13 – 1  😇 😊
 Electricity  15 – 1  😇 😊
 Inevitable  16 – 1  😊
 Dignity  17 – 1  😊
 Integrity  17 – 1  😊
 Gourmet cooking  17 – 2 😇 😊
 Endearing  17 – 2  😊
 Spontaneous 17 – 2 😇 😊
 Combustion  18 – 1  😊
 Neurotic 19 – 2  😊
 Compromise 25 – 3 😇 😊
 Zen breathing 26 – 2 😇 😊
 Abandonment 27 – 2  😊
 Affirmation 27 – 2  😊
 Humiliating 30 – 2 😇 😊
 ADD 30 – 2  😊
 Extensive 36 – 2  😊
 Investigation 36 – 2 😇 😊
 Racist 39 – 1 😇 😊
 Treacherous 42 – 1  😊
 Astonishingly 42 – 2  😊
 Karma 45 – 1 😇 😊
 Good Samaritan 47 – 1 😇 😊
Universal Issues – Page – Paragraph Suggested Group
 I was born deaf, blind and toothless 2-3 (A chance to explore some biology)  😇  😊
 Selling dogs is how some humans make money 4-2 (Moral Compass. Just because it is legal, is it OK?)  😇  😊
 Anxiety issues 5-1 (adults, as well as some children also suffer from this!) 😇  😊
 Locked up 5-2 (we all need mental stimulation. How to take care of our animals. BCSPCA has a great guide) 😇  😊
 Dogs get bored and depressed 7-1 (Animals should never be treated like an object!) 😇  😊
 Sometimes at night….   7-2 (sometimes parents argue. Its not your fault!  Maybe talk to mom and dad if you hear somthing?) 😇  😊
 Depression vs. Boredom 7-3 (even some Moms and Dads suffer from depression) 😇  😊
 He wished he had a mom 9-1 (Tragedies happen.  But how do we deal with them?) 😇  😊
 Feeling unloved 9-2 (we all feel like this from time to time) 😇  😊
 Considering color black bad luck 11-1 (never judge anyone based on their color and race!) 😊
 Don’t stick your wet tongue… 15-1 (safety lesson) 😇
 Importance of dog walk 20-2 (exercise and bonding time for both human and pet) 😇  😊
 Pappa is loud just like me 29-1 (there are lots of people like you. You are not alone) 😇  😊
 Drugs don’t always work 31-2 (try natural things first. Learn to help yourself) 😇  😊
 Yelling doesn’t get us anywhere 34-1 (even adults make this mistake. No one is perfect) 😇  😊
 We all make mistakes 34-1 (and this is how we learn!) 😇  😊
 Misunderstandings happen 36-1 (Learn to communicate and take responsibility) 😇  😊
 Mom was confused about her own identity 36-3 (adults are not perfect and still try to improve themselves) 😇  😊
 Bad choices / harmless intentions. Lip balm. 37-2 (its all about how we handle these situations. Ask for help from a trusted adult) 😇  😊
 Low self esteem 42-3 (emphasize on its importance and discuss its impact) 😇  😊
 What depression feels like to Ollie 42-3 (open discussion) 😇  😊
 New-Comer 46-1 (how do we cope with new babies, step parents, adopted siblings?) 😇  😊
 Change / It can be good 46-2 (change takes us out of our comfort zone) 😇  😊
 Charity 47-1 (there is always someone out there who is less fortunate) 😇  😊
 Feeling left out jealous / envious 48-1 (what’s the difference?) 😇  😊
 OK to be jealous? 49-1 (open discussion) 😇  😊
 Adopting Lexi like a Mom 50-2 😇  😊
 Never bit Lexi 50-2 (kind heart. Hitting is never the answer) 😇  😊
 Depression got to me 50-3 (keep trying and admit when you need help) 😇  😊
 Some things come naturally! Biology  51-2 (open discussion. Ask for examples) 😇  😊
 Mom didn’t know who she was at 45! 52-1 (maybe the adult in your life needs a hug too!) 😇  😊
 Making mess and mistakes is a part of learning 54-1 (how else would you learn?) 😇  😊
 Admit what you have is enough 55-1   (appreciate all that we are given) 😇  😊