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The Great Oak Tree

Book #5: Helps your child understand and manage ANXIETY

Do you sometimes worry when you don’t know what to do? Do you have a tummy ache, feel scared, or your hands shake?

In this adventure, Henry the Hedgehog helps his friend, Olivia the Otter, through her anxiety. With helpful advice from an owl, the guardian of the Great Oak Tree, Olivia learns how to solve a problem.


This thoughtful and engaging story teaches children how to identify the cause of their anxiety, plus learn a breathing exercise they can do to feel less anxious.


The book also provides parents, caregivers, and teachers strategies and tips to help a child navigate through their anxiety. 


Reading Age: 3–9 years old

Format: Paperback Picture Book

Language: English

Year Published: 2021

Length: 34 pages

Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in x .08 in

What Readers Are Saying...


"An adorable book that kept both kids (aged 11 and 13) engaged to the end and gave mom and dad some pointers on how to handle these delicate emotions. I even learned a little something about hedgehogs!"

Charlie's Mommy

Amazon Reviewer

"My 8-year-old son and I love this book! It's very well written and illustrated and captured our attention from the very beginning! Great book for children about navigating emotions... We both learned a lot and can't wait for Henry's next adventure!"


Amazon Reviewer

"Such a cute and educational children’s book. My daughter is only 18 months, but she loved going through the book and pointing out everything! It will be a great resource when she’s older to teach her about managing her emotions."

Carlos M.

Amazon Reviewer

Invite Henry and Dr. Renea Skelton to visit your school or organization!

Encourage your students to readand see that authors are "real" peoplewith a fun visit by the creator behind Henry.

During Dr. Renea's visit, your students will:

  • Listen to a Henry story, read to them by Dr. Renea

  • Receive a free Henry-themed bookmark

  • Have their own Henry books signed by Dr. Renea

  • Get answers to their questions about emotions

  • Have access to a free library copy of a Henry book

As a result, your students will learn how to label and manage their emotions—in a fun and engaging way.

"My class loved the adventures and were excited that the author signed each book. The visit seemed to make it 'click' for them that authors are real people!"

— Elementary School Teacher, Texas

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