Honeycake: Help I Swallowed a Butterfly

Honeycake: Help I Swallowed a Butterfly

by Medea Kalantar
Honeycake: Help I Swallowed a Butterfly

Honeycake: Help I Swallowed a Butterfly

by Medea Kalantar


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Honeycake: Help I Swallowed A Butterfly - A Children's Picture Book About Overcoming Anxiety and Stress

Literary Titan Gold Winning Book

Life can be stressful at any age, but with the right tools and mindset, we can overcome any obstacle!

"Help I Swallowed A Butterfly " is a story with social emotional learning (SEL) in mind. It has been praised by teachers and therapists worldwide.

There is a rise in anxiety and depression in children.

Honeycake: Help I Swallowed A Butterfly is a tender book about how to calm ourselves, take a deep breaths and work on a positive mind set. Mindfulness explained in a easy, simple and relatable way.

One day after school, Nala comes home and cries, "Help! I Swallowed A Butterfly!" Her mom explains that she just got stage fright. Together, Nala learns breathing techniques that helps to get rid of those pesky butterflies in her tummy.

This charming book empowers young readers to practice mindfulness and meditation so that they are able to meet life's challenges head-on in a healthy and balanced way. Help I Swallowed A Butterfly is clearly written and incredibly relatable, with step-by-step instructions and guided meditation exercises for young readers. This book is also a valuable resource for caregivers who want to provide a positive introduction for children to the world of self-care and managing those butterflies.

Readers give this book and series a 5.0 out of 5 stars!


"Kalantar's book is grounded in proven mindfulness strategies that help kids and grown-ups alike ground their intentions, and calm their nerves. In such a chaotic time, where children may need extra focus on social emotional skills, this book can get support parents, guardians, and teachers with reaching the needs of children. I highly recommend this book. The story is engaging, the art is beautiful, and it is a great representation of overcoming fears."


"I wish there were books like this when I was a child. Anxiety can be overlooked or brushed under the rug. In the second book of the Honeycake Series, Kalantar skillfully diffuses this often delicate and uncomfortable topic through a well-composed tale of empathy and compassion that is enhanced by the charming artwork. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help ease the burden of anxiety at any age. A must-have for all early readers and a wonderful gift!"


"This book is exactly what I needed to help my 6-year-old process her emotions. She has some anxiety and I had been trying to help her learn to breathe and release for months, but she would refuse. However, once she saw herself reflected in Nala, the book's main character, she actually did it! This book is written in language and a style that really appealed to my daughter, and she loved the fact that she had seen the character before in the author's first book, Honeycake. Thanks, Medea, for creating this sweet story that has become a very useful tool in our home. It normalizes my daughter's feelings and offers suggestions for working through them. I'm a happy mom."

It's the perfect gift for all teachers and children, preschool through grade 3. It helps caregivers and educators start an age-appropriate conversation on how to overcome anxiety and help children cope with a range of emotions and teach them that they indeed hold the power to choose their actions and reactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781777163372
Publisher: Medea Kalantar
Publication date: 08/20/2020
Series: Honeycake , #2
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Medea Kalantar, a Reiki Master and Practitioner, is an award-winning author of a new children's book series called Honeycake. Medea was inspired to write these books when she became a grandmother. Her stories are all based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe, and it's the reason that she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes. With more lovely stories to tell, Honeycake will be followed by a series of books. Each one tells valuable life lessons and gives parents and children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives. These books will teach children how to do random acts of kindness, have honest and open communication, and practice gratitude. Children will even discover how to meditate and manage their emotions when things don't go their way. Medea writes her stories to help young readers count their blessings and to share positive messages about diverse multicultural families.
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