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Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids

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Ever wish you could tell a child to take a deep breath? William Meyer does just that in his children’s book Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids, a short volume that teaches children how to engage in mindful relaxation, examine and release stress, and calm harried thoughts. Soothing watercolor illustrations by Brittany R. Jacobs lead children through the process of stripping away the stresses of the day with thoughtful prompts such as “Does [your breath] sound like the ocean?” and “Are some of your thoughts big?” as they move the cleansing power of their breath from the tips of their fingers to the tips of their toes. With a diverse cast of characters and illustrations portraying everything from rolling hills to city skylines, Big Breath is an easy-to-follow primer on meditation sure to resonate with a wide variety of readers young and old.

Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids, William Meyer; Brittany R. Jacobs, illustrator, New World Library, Hardcover $16.95 (32pp), 978-1-60868-633-9

Danielle Ballantyne

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