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Angry Octopus is a story that teaches children how to use
progressive muscle relaxation and breathing techniques to calm down,
lower stress, and control anger. Children relate to the angry octopus in
this story as the sea child shows the octopus how to take a deep
breath, calm down, and manage anger. Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color
Me Calm is a new coloring book that compliments this story.

/>Children learn to unwind, relax, and control anger with this fun
exercise known as progressive muscle relaxation. Children relate to the
angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows him how to take a
deep breath, calm down, and manage his anger. These effective stress and
anger management techniques for children focus awareness on various
muscle groups to create a complete resting of the mind and body.
Progressive muscle relaxation can be used to lower stress, decrease
pain, and manage anger.
This engaging story quiets the mind
and relaxes the body so your child can let go of anger, relax, and fall
asleep peacefully. This story is longer making it ideal for older
children or those with a longer attention span.
Octopus is also featured on the Indigo Ocean Dreams Audio/CD and is
available as an interactive APP on the iTunes bookstore. It is also
available in several eBook formats.
Note to Parent:
Angry Octopus is a kid favorite. Parents report that their
children use the techniques in the story to calm themselves and also
remind their parents to use the same technique. This story received
national attention on ABC’s Shark Tank. Every child has a
different emotional maturity, attention span, and need. While the
stories are best suited for ages 6-12, do not let this be your primary
reason for selecting. You know your child best and remember this is not
about the reading level. The focus is on the actual

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Reviews for Angry Octopus: Children Learn How to Control Anger, Reduce Stress and Fall Asleep Faster.:


August 22, 2018

Not for parents who dislike wordy children’s books
This review is based on my opinion and not so much my child’s...but half the battle with books for my kids is that they don’t drive me absolutely crazy having to read them over and over again. This book drove me absolutely crazy and I only read it once. Like it made me feel so angry that I needed my own anger management book to recover with afterwards haha. It is EXTREMELY 6-7 pages in a row have the same exact pictures saying the same thing and that is my #1 thing that annoys me in children’s books. I understand kids work best with repetition but com’mon, there HAS to be a limit. Also, there are A LOT of words. I don’t want to come across as a lazy parent but also I’m not trying to read my toddler chapter books before bed when we got 7 books to go through. Luckily my 2.5 year old was bored after the second repetition of the story so I was saved from having to finish it.

December 2, 2016

Helped with tantrums!
My daughter LOVES this book and asks me to read it every night. We got it, because she is 3 1/3 and started throwing tantrums. She is already familiar with yoga breathing, so this kind of reinforced some of the techniques she is already familiar with and gave us something to refer back to when she starts getting worked up to remind her she can be the boss of her own emotions. It seems to have really helped. When she starts showing strong emotions, I can just point out that she is acting like an angry octopus. That clicks with her, and she tries really hard to get her emotions in check.

May 9, 2017

Maybe a bit too long
Bought for my 4 years old who gets frustrated easily.
The book is long, half of it tells you how to tense and relax each part of your body, my son was not following the steps although he listened to the whole story twice.
I found it a bit boring although it is a cute concept.

Update: my son seems to like the book, he doesn't really follow the steps but he listens ...

Update of the update: this book does seem to relax my son. He fe asleep twice while I was reading this book although he doesn't really follow the relation steps the repetition seems to work, he does complain that is a long book but I read it anyway :)

December 16, 2015

A great tool for helping understand and deal with anger appropriately..
My 5 year old son was having anger problems after our divorce, so I looked to books for help. The Angry Octupus is an great tool to teach children of many ages how to relax, breathe and calm themselves to slow down and eventually work through their anger and anxiety. I learned from it myself. I love this book so much, that I have loaned it out and suggested it to many friends. This should be in every home, school and counseling office as a resource for children, parents and teachers alike.

December 1, 2017

Works as a jumping off point for discussing feelings with a 3 year old.
I bought this book for my 3 year old who has problems getting very angry and throwing a huge fit on the daily at home and at school. We are striving to teach him to take a breath before he looses it. I am very happy with this book. It has nice pictures and situational descriptions of the way he feels when he's angry. It goes deeper that some tantrum books. I know for my son when he's in a meltdown he's completely lost control its basically not even him.The book address the feeling of not being in control of your own body which I think resonates with him. I'm not sure he's fully able to grasp all of the exercises tightening muscles and everything. I usually just read the face and feet ones and skip the rest. It makes the book much more manageable for him attention span wise. More than anything it gives us a great starting point for discussing his own feelings and responses which I am very thankful for.

September 23, 2017

Therapeutic Child Friendly PMR
This is therapeutic for some kids- I am always unsure how hyperactive kids will react to progressive muscle relaxation, but 4/5 clients I've used this with have really enjoyed it, been able to self-calm & follow along, and even became so relaxed that they were yawning (and not bc they were bored haha). Helps kids understand anger, triggers, warning signs/self-awareness, and coping. I'd recommend the Angry Octopus coloring book a companion to encourage more coping skills for anger.

March 7, 2017

Worth it.
Very nice book. My family and I enjoy it and use the term "Angry-Octopus-ing" when someone is getting to crazy from being upset. The breathing and stuff helps redirect the kids a bit when they're sooo upset.

It's a bit expensive for a paperback book, but definitely worth the money.

July 28, 2014

One Star
It made my child angry.

April 11, 2017

Don't buy this book in Kindle
I love this story in the book form; the pictures are beautiful and rich in detail. In the Kindle version, the pictures are so small, they are barely visible. If you want this book, buy it in hard copy.

April 3, 2015

Not well written. Save your money and buy some Dr. Seuss novels and keep your little ones smiling :)

March 30, 2015

But a beautiful and important concept and definitely worth checking out at ...
Not well written for young children, in my opinion. But a beautiful and important concept and definitely worth checking out at the library. ;)

July 8, 2014

Blah. Only teaches TIGHTEN and RELEASE.
The book read as if it were a cheap relaxation session. No hypnotic techniques, no complex anger management strategies. Only TIGHTEN AND RELEASE.

I expected more.

September 18, 2017

A lesson angry children can relate to and implement
Cannot tell you how many times we've read this book in our house when my eldest son isn't able to control his anger. Although he's nine now, we started this reference years ago and it worked so well. Just like the book, the problem that made the Octopus angry was an accident and my son had real issues with this as he didn't believe in accidents. He thought people (including his own parents) didn't things on purpose to hurt him. This book gave him something tangible to SELF-calm down and receive help from others (the little sea girl), to put things back together again.

April 17, 2017

... old who has low frustration tolerance and gets angry easily. We do yoga and meditation at home so ...
I got this for my almost 6 year old who has low frustration tolerance and gets angry easily. We do yoga and meditation at home so I thought she'd enjoy it.

The problem is the descriptions using an Octopus! My little scientist just got annoyed that they don't have analogous human parts. So not a great addition to our library.

June 19, 2018

This book pairs perfectly with Angry Octopus: Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm by Lori Lite. Together, they pack a power punch
This is a very well-crafted relaxation story that takes you, step-by-step, through active progressive muscular relaxation meditation.  The story pays special attention to bringing attention to feelings and sensations and it highlights important concepts such as self-reflection, body awareness and cooperation. This is a great book to read aloud to your own children as well as any children you have the opportunity to read to! It makes a great addition to a yoga class or a bedtime ritual and school teachers could use it to help their students relax. The sea creatures are adorable and I love the brightly colored palette and the blurred background lends to the feeling of being under the sea. This book pairs perfectly with Angry Octopus: Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm by Lori Lite. Together, they pack a power punch and are great books to help children to enjoy being calm and aware.

November 11, 2014

It was just terrible book he was
angry for two seconds then he was happy the hole story and he was just laying down.

May 16, 2017

Not formatted for Kindle
I thought quick download on my Kindle would be easier to share with my kids in therapy, but the format is too small to be useful with the beautiful pictures.

July 10, 2016

Not good for fidgety toddlers
I really want to like this book however I honestly find it quite dull and repetitive to read. There is no way my toddler will sit through it and she loves books so much.

Dec 04, 2019

My child has a full-on meltdown in the middle of this book about how not to.

Sep 09, 2014

This is a great little story to help small kids understand that they are in control of their emotions. It focuses on the ownership of feelings and emotions and taking command of the situation, instead of letting things "happen" to you.

February 20, 2019

Helps immensely with teaching self regulation
This book has helped by 4.5 year old struggling with anger related to control. He has had an immediate response and has been self regulating with our help quite readily because of this book. I don’t think the story is too long or wordy unlike other reviews. We typically read longer stories and chapters books out loud so it’s a matter of attention span perhaps. I would definitely recommend this book to any parent or caregiver looking to help teach young children self regulation! In fact the story is so lovable my son chooses it often to read for fun!

July 30, 2016

Didn't work for us
The book didn't work for us. My child never got interested in the book enough to even finish reading it. We tried 3-4 times and gave up.

July 26, 2016

One Star
Overly expensive for a paperback book! I returned it.

June 5, 2016

One Star
It didn't suit my needs.

June 11, 2018

My kid isn't interested in it. Since I can't get him interested in it, it's not very useful. The pictures and story don't grab him.

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