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Overview

A bird fluffs his feathers and greets the day with a song. You taste the bright pop of a berry on your tongue, sweet as summer. Raindrops patter down on your hands and face.
When we slow down and pay close attention, we learn what it means to be mindful. And when we experience our day with that kind of special attention, the world becomes a wonderful and magical place.

In Mindful Day, a young girl experiences mindfulness as she goes about the day with her family. Through Hopkinson’s lyrical narrative and Ng-Benitez’s delightful illustrations, you will explore feelings of gratitude and love, learn how breathing can calm our bodies, and discover how remarkable every moment can be when we experience it as fully as possible.

Mindful Day embraces the joy of living in the moment and gives children their first introduction to the life-changing skill of mindfulness.


[back cover]

One small bird fluffs his feathers and lifts his voice to sing up the sun.
This is a new day.
A mindful day.
Our day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683642794
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 739,417
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson is an award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers, including Under the Bodhi Tree, a biography of the Buddha. She has a master’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her favorite mindful moments include walking in the woods with her dogs and working in the garden. Deborah lives in Portland, Oregon. For more, visit deborahhopkinson.com.

Shirley Ng-Benitez is an award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children. She’s worked as an illustrator and graphic designer with clients in the technology, medical, toy, and publishing industries. Her favorite mindful moments include early morning walks in the park, settling into a new watercolor painting, and the smell of a fresh cup of hot-pressed coffee. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more, visit shirleyngbenitez.com.

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