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Thank You, Miyuki

Miyuki and her grandfather return in an enchanting intergenerational story enhanced by Seng Soun Ratanavanh's gorgeous Japanese-inspired illustrations. Miyuki's curiosity is piqued by her grandfather's morning meditation routine, and she is eager to learn this new skill. Her wise and patient grandfather first takes her on a walk in the garden. When do we start to meditate?" she asks repeatedly. Grandfather enjoys the warm sun and stops to smell a rose, inviting Miyuki to join him. Their walk in the garden, filled with many tender moments, heightens their gratitude for each other and for the world around them. Miyuki comes to understand that in the small acts of mindfulness throughout her day, she learned how to meditate."

    Pages: 32

    Ages 5-8

    By Roxane Marie Galliez

    illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh

    Praise:

    "This book has a sweetness and innocence to it. The colors are beautiful and the pictures just make it come alive. You see the imagination of a young child and the thought process. I love how it teaches to be in the present and take time for nature and the things around you."
    - Crafty Moms Share

    "The book's signature, fanciful Japanese-inspired illustrations are full of bright origami paper patterns and whimsical, oversized flowers as the girl and her grandfather explore, observe, and reflect on the natural beauty all around them, perhaps learning about meditation after all."
    - STARRED REVIEW Foreword Reviews

    "Probably the best mindfulness picture book I'll ever have the pleasure to meet....In this latest title, Miyuki begs her Grandpa to show her how to meditate. She then proceeds to act EXACTLY like a small child would, never staying still, flitting about like a butterfly while her grandfather takes everything in slowly. And yet, by the end of the book, it turns out that Miyuki, in her own way, has been paying attention to the world around her. A book that beautifully brings to life Miyuki's observation, 'doesn't it feel good to be here right now?'"
    - School Library Journal


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