Where Oliver Fits

Where Oliver Fits Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit Will he be in the mane of a unicorn The tentacle of a pirate squid The helmet of an astronaut When he finally goes in search of his perfect place he

  • Title: Where Oliver Fits
  • Author: Cale Atkinson
  • ISBN: 9781101919071
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit Will he be in the mane of a unicorn The tentacle of a pirate squid The helmet of an astronaut When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belOliver has always dreamed about where he will fit Will he be in the mane of a unicorn The tentacle of a pirate squid The helmet of an astronaut When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belongs Where Oliver Fits is a sweet and funny story that explores all the highs and lows of learning to be yourself and shows that fitting in isn t always the best fit.

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    1. *received from Netgalley*I love this book. It was a unique and beautifully written and illustrated book for children (but I feel like everyone should check it out). It really shows how, no matter what, you should be yourself and you'll find people like you, that you don't need to change yourself for anyone or anything.

    2. Oliver is a puzzle piece who doesn't feel like he fits anywhere. So he tries to change himself to fit in with the puzzle pieces around him. Unfortunately, he never seems to get it right, and he only ends up feeling more lonely and isolated than ever.It isn't until he meets other pieces that don't quite fit either that he realizes he just needs to be himself. And once he does that, he happily discovers that he actually does have a place in the picture. (What a clever ending, btw!) Overall, this w [...]

    3. This amazing little book has a powerful message. Using puzzle pieces to create a picture show that everyone does not always fit in every spot. Oliver can not find where he fits, so he tries to change in order to fit in with others. That works, except he realizes that he is no longer himself. He shakes off his disguise and is once again alone. When he meets up with others that do not fit, they realize that they fit together and complete the picture. It has a great theme about not changing yoursel [...]

    4. This is an amazing book about the price paid when you lose yourself by trying to fit in. This would be fantastic to use with older students, but will also be popular with younger kids. Beautiful illustrations and great message. Can't wait to share this book!

    5. Oliver is an adorable little puzzle who really tries everything he can think of in order to make himself into a shape that fits in better with his surroundings.Cute story, precious illustrations but to in your face about the 'message' it's trying to convey.

    6. 'Where Oliver Fits' by Cale Atkinson is a fable about belonging and finding out where we fit in. The message is a good one for the young, as well as some of us older readers.Oliver is a colorful puzzle piece. He wants to know where he will fit. He imagines pirates and other things in his optimism as he starts his journey. He discover that, for him, it's not so easy. He's the wrong shape, or color, or size. In his frustration, he decides to change who he is so he can fit in. Will he find happines [...]

    7. I enjoyed this book and it had a very good morale to the story and motto - be yourself and don't change for others - its definitely a book that I would recommend and one I will be looking to get when it is released. The images are great, layout is good and its easy to follow - 4 stars from me.

    8. I am now in love with Cale Atkinson. A super awesome new picture book that will let kids know that it's ok not to fit in.

    9. Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson is a picturebook about finding your place. Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit. Will he be in the mane of a unicorn? The tentacle of a pirate squid? The helmet of an astronaut? When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belongs. Where Oliver Fits is a sweet and funny st [...]

    10. Oliver is a round puzzle piece that is anxious to be part of something exciting, something wild, and something out of this world. But as he searches those exciting, wild, out of this world puzzles he becomes disappointed to find there is no place for a round puzzle piece. “Being myself is getting me nowhere,” he thinks. So he decides to change himself to fit in with the puzzle pieces around him. He tries markers and tape to change his color and shape. Finally, by completely changing he finds [...]

    11. Oliver doesn’t seem to fit in. He’s too short or not square enough; his color isn’t right, or he’s too round. He just doesn’t fit in, but Oliver wants to fit in, so he decides to change himself in order to fit in. He’s accepted by the purple puzzle, but he wonders, “If I have to hide and pretend I’m someone else, am I really still me?” Then he questions, “And if I can’t be me, then what fun is it to fit in?” When Oliver decides to just be himself, he realizes that other p [...]

    12. I adore Cale Atkinson's books and illustrations, and Oliver is no different. Oliver is a little puzzle piece just trying to find where he fits. As he tries changing himself in various ways, eventually he realizes that not being himself doesn't make him feel good about fitting in. The illustrations with the personalities of the puzzle pieces and Oliver's ways of changing himself are cute and leave lots for kids to discover. Though the message is obviously stated, it's a powerful one done in a con [...]

    13. Too round! Too blue! Too short! Too pointy! Poor Oliver! No matter how hard he tries, he just doesn't fit together with the other puzzle pieces. He uses a marker to change his color and barricades himself with LEGO bricks to downplay his roundness, but the other pieces continue to taunt him. Then he has a stroke of genius - if he just changes himself completely, he's sure to fit in! His plan works, but not quite the way Oliver expects. Is his only choice changing himself to please others or can [...]

    14. I received a copy for review purposes via LibraryThing. All opinions are my own.Oliver is a puzzle piece who just wants to fit in. His color, shape, and look aren't right. Oliver is very lonely. He does not belong anywhere. Oliver decides he needs to change to fit in. He cuts, glues, and paints. A complete make-over. Even though Oliver is unrecognizable, he finally fits in. He belongs. Will Oliver be happy?Reading WHERE OLIVER FITS aloud, my fifth-grade class made many connections about the mora [...]

    15. This is an excellent picture book with a great message and amazing colourful art that is a trademark of any Cale Atkinson book. I was able to view this on NetGalley, however I could not get the pictures and text to go together quite the way they are intended to on my IPAD. Inspite of the technical glitch, I loved the story, and I am eager to find the copy that I pre-ordered in my mailbox.As a teacher or librarian there is a lot that one could do with predicting and picture clues here just by loo [...]

    16. Even though the themes are omnipresent (where do I fit in?/be yourself), they unfortunately always need to be repeated with kids and this, along with Nothing Rhymes with Orange (Rex) are two of the best to address these feelings since Red (Hall). Here we have a puzzle piece who tries its damnedest to literally fit into a bunch of different puzzles where it clearly, to the reader, doesn't belong. In clever disguise, adorable Oliver jams himself into a puzzle, but he peeks out and sees other piece [...]

    17. I have caught myself on multiple occasions reading Cale Atkinson's books by myself. Long after my little one has moved on, or fallen asleep, I will be curled up on the floor finishing the story or flipping back through the outstanding illustrations. These are some of the greatest children's books I've read. Entertaining, humorous, poignant, thought-provoking, darling and creative, I seek them out at story time even quicker than my son. Extraordinary. "Where Oliver Fits" is another one of these g [...]

    18. 1/2/2018 ~~ Be yourself and find your own tribe. This book captures the frustrations of not fitting in (embarrassment, awkwardness) and the pitfalls of changing too much to fit in. I could see this book sparking powerful conversations about the drama of cliques in upper elementary schools.Consider pairing this book with Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima.Why I chose to read this book: Honorable mention in the category of "Best Surprise" - huffingtonpost/entry/

    19. This is an adorable book about being yourself. Oliver, the puzzle piece cannot seem to find his place.  He tries to change himself to fit in but it doesn't quite work.  It just does not feel right. This is a sweet story about accepting who you are and finding your place. I am sure that there are many children who can relate to the situation that Oliver is in. I think the authors addressed a difficult topic with respect and sensitivity. Children will be able to relate to Oliver and rejoice with [...]

    20. Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for giving me this book in exchange for my honest review. This was such a sweet and endearing book. I am sure we have all felt like we didn't fit in for one reason or another. This book tells us that we don't need to force ourselves to fit in or else we will lose ourselves. In time we will find our place.This is a lesson not only for children but also for adults. We are always trying to find our self no matter what season of life we are in. [...]

    21. This is a cute story that will promote conversation about fitting in, change and being comfortable in who you are. Oliver is an odd shape and a strange color and when he doesn’t fit in with any of the other puzzle pieces he fakes it. Even though he fits, he doesn’t feel right. In the end he discovers his own spot. Fun bright illustrations create a story just right to share with ages’ three to seven.

    22. Eye-catching, colorful illustrations extend the illustrations a bit. Although it gives an important message, I hesitate to give it 4 stars until I can specifically compare it to similar books. There's something here that bothers me but I can't put my finger on it yet.This group of books may need its own set of criteria (just like graphic novels- they're popular but not all were not created 'great').

    23. I really enjoyed this book! It's a very charming and extremely clever story about trying to fit in and finding your place in this world. Teaches a great lesson about being yourself in a fun and clever way. A lesson we could all use, kids and grown-ups! The drawings are fantastic and give this book a lot of its charm. Highly recommend this book for all children but especially those that might feel like sometimes they just don't fit in.

    24. I did a happy dance this morning when I got the email from NetGalley that Penguin Random House Canada had approved my request for this book. I am a big fan of Cale Atkinson's work, so I knew it would be good and was super excited to get a sneak peek. Once again, he did NOT disappoint! The illustrations are fun and the message is powerful. It promotes individuality and acceptance for all. This is a book to be shared with children of all ages for many years to come.

    25. Chronique complète: au-boulevard-du-livre-enfants.________________________________________Ce que j'ai trouvé le plus brillant dans ce livre c'est le fait que Olivier soit personnifié en morceau de casse-tête. Quoi de mieux qu'une pièce de puzzle pour faire vraiment comprendre le principe de trouver sa place? Ce livre contient un message clairement évoqué: "Il suffit d'être soi-même". Encore un autre point merveilleux de cet album: toutes les pièces vues au fil du livre créent une gran [...]

    26. As soon as I finished reading Oliver I preordered the book to share with my class. Reading about the struggles little puzzle piece Oliver endures while trying to find his place was tough, but what many children have to deal with each and every day. Oliver will be a great read a loud for preschool through twelfth grade. Children of all ages will relate to Oliver. Cale Atkinson never ceases to amaze me with his story telling ability while including valuable themes and lessons.

    27. Cale has done it again! Oliver is a sweet little puzzle piece who is trying to find his place and is willing to do almost anything to fit in. Oliver is a captivating book that children across grade levels can understand and relate to. Where Oliver Fits is a must have for libraries and classrooms!

    28. Its no secret that I am a huge Cale Atkinson fanboy, it's really hard to not be.Where Oliver Fits is the story of Oliver, a puzzle piece, looking for his place.Great messages of inclusion, belonging, and being true to yourself. The illustrations are beautiful and the colors are vibrant and fun.Cale Atkinson has another winner in this book!

    29. This was a really cute story about acceptance and finding ones place. Even if you don't fit in with all the common stereotypes there's always a group, even if it's a group of misfits, where you'll find your place. The art work for this was also very well done. I love those kinds of stories with a hand drawn feel to it. Worth the buy and read.

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