A World of Mindfulness
From the Editors and Illustrators of Pajama Press
Pajama Press — Fall 2020
From 3 to 6 | 32 pages
Tara Anderson, Aino Anto, Rebecca Bender, Andrea Blinick, Tamara Campeau, Suzanne Del Rizzo, Amélie Dubois, Gabrielle Grimard, Sue Macartney, Carmen Mok, Emma Pedersen, Scot Ritchie, Miki Sato, François Thisdale.
I am here. I know who I am.
I breathe in the smell of sun-warmed grass and it fills my lungs with energy.
Parents, educators, and health practitioners everywhere are recognizing the importance of mindfulness practice, particularly for children. Meditation and yoga are becoming common activities in kindergarten classes and beyond. Taking time to be still and pay attention to their thoughts and bodies helps kids feel calm, focused, and in control.
In A World of Mindfulness, meditative text reflects on the sensory ways children experience life, from the feeling of their muscles when they run…to the sound of a turning page…to the memory-laden taste of fresh-baked cookies. Positive and negative emotions are alike acknowledged and affirmed, and a strong sense of self is reinforced.
Richly illustrated by fourteen artists will all-new original art, A World of Mindfulness will create its own quiet moments as children revisit its lavish pages. A closing note about mindfulness practice rounds out this picture book, making it a helpful resource for homes, classrooms, and beyond.
“[The illustrations] are soothing and promote thinking in the moment about one’s environment and feelings….The gentle writing and age-appropriate examples make this a useful book for little ones.”
“An effectively grounding read.”
— Publishers Weekly
“With its meditative words that encourage slow reading, this book can be used as a practical introduction to mindfulness meditation, as an example of the practice, and as a guide.”
— Kirkus Reviews