Peacefully Piggy Meditation

Kerry Lee MacLean (Author) Kerry Lee MacLean (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company
Publish Date
January 01, 2004
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.3 X 10.6 X 0.2 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807563816

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About the Author

Kerry Lee MacLean is a certified children's meditation therapist and the author and illustrator of several picture books, including Peaceful Piggy Yoga and The Family Meditation Book. She lives in Colorado. Kerry Lee MacLean is a certified children's meditation therapist and the author and illustrator of several picture books, including Peaceful Piggy Yoga and The Family Meditation Book. She lives in Colorado.

Reviews

"The young pigs in this story balance a stressful, hectic life with regular meditation....MacLean, a certified children's meditation instructor, describes this practice and explores its benefits, which include increased self-confidence and feelings of peace and well-being. The vibrant illustrations featuring the blissed-out pigs are childlike in their simplicity. At the end of the book, the author offers instructions on how to meditate and describes her experiences with using family meditation in her own life and in her practice. There are few titles for young children that explain and teach meditation techniques. As such, this offering will find a place in many libraries."
"MacLean, a meditation therapist, presents her case for deep relaxation in terms pitched straight at kids: 'Sometimes the world can be such a busy, noisy place'; that's why 'it's good to meditate.' There's nary a lotus-blossom or a Bodhisattva to be found in the bright paintings of disarming piggies who tease their siblings, get mad, play video games, but also 'know when to take a break, find a quiet spot and just breathe, breathe, breathe.' For all that MacLean advocates an essentially abstract spiritual practice, the instruction is as nondogmatic as it is concrete. She suggests that kids 'have Mom or Dad help them set up a special place' for meditating, and concludes with an activity that invites kids to visualize the quieting of their minds as the settling of particles in a muddied jar of water. Even families that normally regard meditation as so much New Age folderol may find this chipper offering both endearing and persuasive." Booklist "Hog heaven need not be unattainable for busy kids--er, piggies--who meditate daily, according to MacLean, a practiced children's meditation instructor. ...MacLean lists ways in which meditation helps piggies be happier. Her porcine characters repose idyllically in contemplative postures, characterized by expressive curves on their hooves and ears. An endnote offers tips and exercises for beginners and exhortations to spend time meditating as a family. Narrow in focus and lofty in aims, MacLean convincingly makes a case for the benefits of children taking time daily for their own emotional well-being." Publishers Weekly "The young pigs in this story balance a stressful, hectic life with regular meditation. Using straightforward-though somewhatsaccharine-language and images, MacLean, a certified children's meditation instructor, describes this practice and explores its benefits, which include increased self-confidence and feelings of peace and well-being. The vibrant illustrations featuring the blissed-out pigs are chidllike in their simplicity. At the end of the book, the author offers instructions on how to meditate and describes her experiences with using family meditation in her own life and in her practice. There are few titles for young children that explain and teach meditation techniques. As such, this offering will find a place in many libraries." School Library Journal
"Even families that normally regard meditation as so much New Age folderol may find this chipper offering both endearing and persuasive."

Booklist
"The vibrant illustrations featuring the blissed-out pigs are chidllike in their simplicity."

School Library Journal