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 story that explores all the highs and lows of learning to be yourself and shows that fitting in isn’t always the best fit.
I read this with my daughter because she’s been having trouble at times feeling like she doesn’t fit. She’s on the autism spectrum and has trouble with certain subjects in school so often that’s all people see. They don’t notice she soaks up math and science like a sponge. They don’t see that she can create artwork with amazing skill. They don’t hear how she can sing perfect pitch and match note for note when she mimics her favorite singers Katy Perry and Adele. This story was perfect for her because she’s tried so hard to fit in, change herself, try to constantly make others happy; this helped show her that if she remains true to herself she’ll find where she fits.
It has a great theme about not changing yourself to fit in with colorful illustrations that are eye catching enough to keep kids glued to the book without realizing they’re learning a valuable lesson in the process. It’s the perfect book to add to your home library and for teachers to use in their classroom.
Thank you to Netgalley and Tundra Books for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com