Author(s): Lynn Jenkins
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. Now available in paperback, the original hardback edition was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.