Where Oliver Fits book cover

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 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.

Distinctions: Shortlisted, OLA Forest of Reading (2019).

Ideal for:
World Kindness Day November 13, No Name Calling Week January, Pink Shirt Day February 23, French Language Day March 20, Belonging–National Day to End Bullying May 15.

Promenade des contes: Olivier cherche sa place.

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Where Oliver Fits. Text © 2017 Cale Atkinson Illustrations © 2017 Cale Atkinson. Reproduced by permission of Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, Toronto.

Find room on the shelves for this picture book, because feeling like you don’t belong is universal… A solid choice for discussion, and one-on-one or small group sharing.


Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan for Where Oliver Fits is available with purchase and sent to an email address provided by the school board. To view a sample Lesson Plan, click on the file below. It is based on “Trampoline Boy”.

Sample Lesson Plan
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Book Creators

Cale Atkinson

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Cale Atkinson is an illustrator/writer/animator who lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Believing in tea more than sleep, Cale is constantly working on numerous projects. His work can be found in children’s books, animated shorts, television, and games. Cale is the illustrator and author of Explorers of the Wild, To The Sea and Maxwell the Monkey Barber. Cale’s always looking for new and exciting projects that challenge his skills and allow him to grow creatively.