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Ollie's Treasure

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Lynn Jenkins & Kirrili Lonergan

Ollie’s Treasure

Happiness is Easy to Find if You Just Know Where to Look!

Lynn Jenkins & Kirrili Lonergan

EK Books

Ollie’s Treasure is tale of mindfulness for young, developing minds. It’s a story about how simply noticing and taking in what is on offer to our senses can lead to the Holy Grail of treasure — happiness. Ollie’s Treasure takes children on a treasure hunt. Ollie’s grandma sends him a treasure map that promises to lead him to ‘something that will make him happy always’. Of course, Ollie thinks this ‘something’ will be a toy of some sort, but he gets both a rude shock and a big surprise when his treasure turns out to be him! By following his grandmother’s treasure map, he is taken on a journey of his senses, encouraged to notice what he can see, hear, touch, smell and taste. It comes as quite a surprise to him to realise that noticing such things makes him feel happy, and that the key to happiness can be found in his own mind not in material possessions. 

Lynn Jenkins is a clinical psychologist, author and mother of three. Lynn is passionate about early intervention in the social and emotional development of children, and has written two previous picture books on the topics of anxiety and worry (Lessons of a LAC and Brave) as well as two non-fiction titles for adults, Best Start and School Start

Kirrili Lonergan is a children’s book illustrator and mother of four. She has illustrated several picture books (Lessons of a LAC, Brave and Dandelions) as well as creating designs for clothes, prints and pottery. She is passionate about illustrating picture books that have a ‘healing’ message and has a great understanding of the need for such books as a result of her previous work as a paediatric nurse.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 215 x 288 mm | Colour | 32 Pages | 




Literacy, Family and Learning, June 2017

"a story that points to the value of mindfulness for our children in a world of hustle and bustle and gadgets"

The Weekly Times, June 2017

"fun-filled picture book about mindfulness"

In The Good Books, June 2017

"This picture book sends a very important message to children in an uncomplicated way about encouraging mindfulness and living 'in the now.’ It is a lovely story that I am sure young readers would enjoy!"

The Bottom Shelf, June 2017

"An original story with a wonderful message."

Boffins Books, May 2017

"Ollie's Treasure is such a beautifully illustrated book and will relax children using mindfulness techniques to tune in to the sounds, smells, taste and touch that calm the mind and body and help them take a step back to enjoy life and the simple joy of little things." 

Books+Publishing, May 2017

"Author and clinical psychologist Lynn Jenkins is savvy about the tools for engaging the social and emotional development of children, and Kirrili Lonergan’s illustrations are vibrant and energetic, depicting Ollie (a mouse) in constant action."

SchoolDays, May 2017

"An interesting story to teach young children how to find happiness in things other than toys.  A good book with a simple but important story for all young children. Do get it!"


Ultra 106 Five, June 2017 

Lynn caught up with Dave from Ultra 106 Five Hobart to talk about her new children's picture book, Ollie's Treasure. Listen to the interview here.

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