Anh's Anger

Anh's Anger
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 1888375949
ISBN 13: 9781888375947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anh's Anger Book Review:

When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh, and includes a list of retreat communities that practice mindful living.

Anh's Anger

Anh's Anger
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2009-07-10
ISBN 10: 1935209779
ISBN 13: 9781935209775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anh's Anger Book Review:

This wonderful and engaging 1st book in a trilogy that includes Steps and Stones and Peace, and Bugs and Understanding, gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, "sit with his anger." The story unfolds when Anh discovers what it means to sit with his anger. He comes to know his anger in the first person as his anger comes to life in full color and personality. Anh and his anger work through feelings together with humor and honesty to find a way to constructively release their thoughts and emotions and to reach resolve with Anh’s grandfather. The story is beautifully illustrated with handmade collages by New York artist and childrens book illustrator Christiane Kromer. Each collage is a mix of paper, acrylic, and cardboard, and found materials. The materials reflect the connection between the characters and their environment and are indicative of the wide range of emotions that come together in the story. Anh’s Anger teaches children that it is okay to feel angry, and shows the technique, often used by child therapists, of externalizing the emotion. Through taking time to "sit’ with his anger, a young child is able to see his anger and talk to it and together they move through the journey of experiencing the different stages of anger until the feeling subsides and finally resolve. Anh’s Anger differs significantly from other books on anger resolution techniques in showing that the child is able to talk about what transpired and accept responsibility for hurtful things that he may have said or done. The author’s intention is to help parents understand that there is an alternative to "time out’s" as a means of helping children to express themselves when feeling angry, while providing children with a mechanism for internal dialogue during a "time out" or when "sitting" with their anger. Through reading the story, children will learn to acknowledge anger when it arises, understand the cause of their anger, and ultimately feel safe expressing themselves and accepting accountability for their actions when appropriate. By learning these skills, children, will grow comfortable with them and carry them into adulthood with ease and confidence.

Anh's Anger

Anh's Anger
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781935209652
ISBN 13: 1935209655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anh's Anger Book Review:

Children experience anger on a regular basis, but lack the coping skills to guide them through these difficult moments. In "Anh's Anger," five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather interrupts playtime with a summons to the dinner table. When Anh's grandfather takes the time to help Anh fully experience his anger by suggesting he go to his room and "sit with his anger," Anh discovers a positive method by which to work through his feelings. This remarkable book teaches children to both acknowledge and resolve their difficult emotions, making it an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike.

Steps and Stones IPad Edition

Steps and Stones IPad Edition
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-10-17
ISBN 10: 1937006190
ISBN 13: 9781937006198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Steps and Stones IPad Edition Book Review:

When Anh’s friends leave and he feels left out at school, his anger shows up to keep him company. Anh, the protagonist of Gail Silver’s previous book, Anh’s Anger, is a typical and easy-to-relate-to elementary school-age boy. His anger, personified as a red hairy impulsive creature, teaches him some valuable lessons about not getting carried away by his strong emotions. By counting his steps and coordinating them with his breathing Anh is able to slow down and take his anger for a peaceful and magically transformative walk. Reach and Teach.comcalled Anh’s Anger, "One of the best books we’ve ever seen on the issue of dealing with anger." The New Yorker review highlighted how the book uses "deep breathing… to regain control during a tantrum." And Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh calls the series, "a wonderful gift for both children and adults who want to learn how to turn unhappy situations into joyful ones." Steps and Stones, the second of the Anh’s Anger Story trilogy, will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, and teaches them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation. It is an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike.

Anh's Anger

Anh's Anger
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 1888375949
ISBN 13: 9781888375947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anh's Anger Book Review:

When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh, and includes a list of retreat communities that practice mindful living.

Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree

Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781433829543
ISBN 13: 1433829541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree Book Review:

Bea anxiously awaits her birthday party guests, worrying about all the things that could go wrong, until her mother reminds her that deep breathing will help her relax. Includes note to parents.

Little Buddhas

Little Buddhas
Author: Vanessa R. Sasson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 0199945616
ISBN 13: 9780199945610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Little Buddhas Book Review:

Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson, Little Buddhas brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in Buddhist literature, in particular historical contexts, and their role in specific Buddhist contexts today.

Samsara Dog

Samsara Dog
Author: Helen Manos,Julie Vivas
Publsiher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1933605510
ISBN 13: 9781933605517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Samsara Dog Book Review:

Traces a dog through various incarnations, including a tough stray, a working dog, and a family pet, as he learns what he must in each life.

Moody Cow Meditates

Moody Cow Meditates
Author: Kerry Lee MacLean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 086171573X
ISBN 13: 9780861715732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Moody Cow Meditates Book Review:

Moody Cow has a lot of angry thoughts after a frustrating day, but his grandfather sets up a Mind Jar with sparkles and shows him that just as the sparkles settle in the jar, Moody Cow's angry thoughts can settle through meditation.

Spinning Inward

Spinning Inward
Author: Maureen Murdock
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1987-11-12
ISBN 10: 0834826720
ISBN 13: 9780834826724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spinning Inward Book Review:

If you have ever wished you could show children and teenagers how to enrich their lives with meditation and visualization, this book will delight you. It presents simple exercises in guided imagery designed to help young people ages three through eighteen to relax into learning, focus attention and increase concentration, stimulate creativity, and cultivate inner peace and group harmony. The use of guided imagery has been internationally recognized as an effective method of "whole brain" learning. The author's approach will have special appeal to parents and teachers who are frustrated by an educational system that seems to reward only those children who excel at verbal, linear learning. With the exercises in this book, young people can discover learning styles that are effective and enjoyable for them. These techniques of guided imagery offer adults as well as children a unique way to tap the wealth of creativity and wisdom within.

Peace, Bugs, and Understanding

Peace, Bugs, and Understanding
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 1937006646
ISBN 13: 9781937006648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Peace, Bugs, and Understanding Book Review:

Lily and her little sister Ruby are having a picnic when Ruby spoils their game of checkers. Lily lashes out but soon gets absorbed in a wonderful book, the story of her great grandfather’s encounter with a strange looking frog-like creature called Anger. The precious old journal teaches Lily about Metta, a technique that has helped people transform anger into loving kindness for thousands of years. With original watercolors by award-winning illustrator Youme Nguyen Ly, Peace, Bugs, and Understanding is an invaluable tool for parents and teachers, and will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, while teaching them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation.

Each Breath a Smile

Each Breath a Smile
Author: Sister Susan
Publsiher: Plum Blossom Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002-01
ISBN 10: 9781888375220
ISBN 13: 1888375221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Each Breath a Smile Book Review:

"Children learn how to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends, family and the world"--T.p. verso.

Mindfulness in the Garden

Mindfulness in the Garden
Author: Zachiah Murray
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 1937006158
ISBN 13: 9781937006150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mindfulness in the Garden Book Review:

Offers gardeners simple mindfulness verses used to enhance the body-mind connection, called gathas, to recite while going about their activities to help them cultivate their spiritual wellness along with their plants.

Sitting Together

Sitting Together
Author: Sumi Loundon Kim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 1614294356
ISBN 13: 9781614294351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sitting Together Book Review:

An all-in-one set to implement a family meditation course, regardless of your tradition or level of experience. This three-volume set provides a complete curriculum for adults and children to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist teachings together, either in the home, in partnership with other families, or with a local center. The Adult Study Guide (280 pages) offers thirty-six lesson plans including meditation practices, homework, readings, and reflection questions for group study. The Children’s Lesson Plans (296 pages), used in conjunction with the Adult Study Guide, provides step-by-step instructions for teachers on meditation exercises, stories, crafts, songs, and games. The Activity Book (136 pages) is a perfect companion to enhance the children’s education with over 50 coloring pages, puzzles, and other fun activities. This comprehensive curriculum for adults and children ages 3–12 has five units on meditation, kindness, ethics, character, and service. It is perfect for any family, Dharma center, yoga studio, or religious, educational, or community organization that wants to incorporate a mindfulness program for children and their families. Visit mindfulfamilies.net for more resources.

When the Anger Ogre Visits

When the Anger Ogre Visits
Author: Andree Salom
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 1614291837
ISBN 13: 9781614291831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When the Anger Ogre Visits Book Review:

Use this playful, read-along story to teach that anger as a natural and manageable part of life. "The Anger Ogre visits everybody's lives, just remember to be patient whenever it arrives." When the Anger Ogre Visits gives children symbolic and concrete guidance about how to deal with anger as a natural part of their inner lives. Rather than squelching anger or pushing it away, the book invites children to sit with and observe anger, removing its overwhelming aspects. This playfully illustrated story, written in memorable rhyme, centers on discovering and using internal resources and portrays anger as manageable.

The Coconut Monk

The Coconut Monk
Author: Thich Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 1888375973
ISBN 13: 9781888375978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Coconut Monk Book Review:

Based on the life of a Buddhist monk, presents the story of a simple monk and his two friends, a cat and mouse, who live in harmony and advocate for peace. Reprint.

The Happiest Refugee

The Happiest Refugee
Author: Anh Do
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03
ISBN 10: 1459616057
ISBN 13: 9781459616059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Happiest Refugee Book Review:

Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was only nine - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four, ' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it

Zach Gets Frustrated

Zach Gets Frustrated
Author: William Mulcahy
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2012-04-02
ISBN 10: 1575426692
ISBN 13: 9781575426693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Zach Gets Frustrated Book Review:

Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. First, he dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. Then his best friend went to someone else’s birthday party instead of joining him. But most frustrating of all, he can’t get his kite to fly! Zach kicks sand, yells angry words, and asks his dad if they can just go home now. Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to get a handle on frustration and find a way to enjoy himself even when things aren’t going his way: 1) name it (why are you frustrated?); 2) tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization); 3) reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings). The three-point strategy is presented as the three corners of a triangle and is illustrated as the corners of Zach’s kite. Easy to understand and easy to remember. Zach Rules Series Zach struggles with social issues like getting along, handling frustrations, making mistakes, and other everyday problems typical of young kids. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the future.

Charlotte and the Quiet Place

Charlotte and the Quiet Place
Author: Deborah Sosin
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-09-02
ISBN 10: 1941529038
ISBN 13: 9781941529034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Charlotte and the Quiet Place Book Review:

2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award Winner! 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medalist! 2015 National Parenting Publications Bronze Award Winner! Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise—her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the warbling, wailing sirens. Even in the library, children yammer and yell. Where can Charlotte find a quiet place? Sara Woolley’s magnificent watercolors bring Charlotte’s city to life when Otto leads her on a wild chase through the park. There, Charlotte discovers a quiet place where she never would have imagined! Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, over-stimulating world.Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children will relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Author: Judith Viorst,Ray Cruz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 1416985956
ISBN 13: 9781416985952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Book Review:

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.