I Am Peace
A Book of Mindfulness
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- Publication Date: September 26, 2017
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419727016
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator!
Companion to I Am Love and I Am Human
“A gentle, helpful tool for cultivating kid mindfulness.” —Kirkus Reviews
Discover the power of mindfulness in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment. Children can learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and balance their busy lives by learning to be mindful, express emotions through speech, find empathy through imagination, and wonder at the beauty of the natural world.
“There are times when I worry about what might happen next and what happened before. The thoughts in my head are like rushing water, and I feel like a boat with no anchor . . . being carried away. I give myself a moment. I take a breath.”
Mindfulness encourages us to pay attention to our experiences (our feelings, sensations in the body, emotions, surroundings) without judgment but with kindness and curiosity. Scientific research has proven that there are many benefits to practicing mindfulness. With so many children suffering from anxiety, there is no better tool than learning to be mindful. And it’s never too early to get started.
Here is a gentle expression of the tenets of mindfulness, encouraging young children to breathe, taste, smell, and be present in the here and now. I Am Peace is a reflection of the power of mindfulness in all our lives. It is a perfect guide with which parents and teachers can help children pay attention to their feelings and learn to control their worry and anxiety.
Includes a guided meditation.
I Am Me
I Am Yoga
I Am One
I Am Human
I Am Love
I Am Courage
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness!
"Vignettes of the child in a balance pose, feeding birds, and meditating beneath a tree (magically sprouting from fallen birdseed) reinforce messages of kindness, compassion, and self-awareness as worry melts into bliss...A gentle, helpful tool for cultivating kid mindfulness."Kirkus —
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About the author
Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and My Kicks. She is a licensed Yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York.
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other bestselling and award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.