Learn about mindfulness in this fun and magical story

A book to foster Kindness, Calming and Friendships through Mindfulness

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About The Book

 

Mindful Owl Adventures-Friendships Through Mindfulness


The Award Winning  Reader Participation Book - The second edition of story of siblings, Alexa and Chester, and their bedtime-adventure with Mindful Owl. 

One moonlit night Mindful Owl magically appears to teach the children about mindfulness. They learn to slowly breathe in and out, to be present and aware, to have calm and loving thoughts, and to visualize.  Suddenly they are flying through the beautiful blue sky and Owl takes the children on a fun adventure to meet other animal friends. During the journey Alexa and Chester learn interesting information about the animals and also learn important lessons about friendship. They learn the value of sharing and being kind and compassionate. 

Throughout the story the reader participates by discovering each new animal by guessing who will be next and they even help in saving some of the animals. They learn self-calming techniques and positive affirmations and help in solving the story through mindfulness tools they have learned so everyone can get along.

 

Reviews

                                     

 

San Francisco Book Review

We rated this book: 5 Stars

"This innovative, magnificent story is sure to be a parent's favorite and a child's treasure!... [Ranger] does an extraordinary job of weaving together a story that teaches real-life concepts from which all children can gain insight and wisdom and a tale that allows the reader to escape into the imaginary world... She further engages the reader by inviting him or her to actively participate in the story by reciting rhymes, pondering who might be next in the story, and participating in breathing exercises to incite calm. The pages are beautifully illustrated, and the text is well organized and perfect for children with second- and third-grade reading levels. The audience for this precious tale, though, is more wide ranging. It's highly appropriate for children as young as three through children in their early elementary school years."

                About the Author

Annie Ranger enjoys teaching children and their families about mindfulness and kindness through her award-winning writing, workshops and school enrichment programs. A mindfulness coach and substitute teacher, Annie has a degree from UCLA and also studied mindfulness at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators whose work has been seen at Book Expo America, in Teen Magazine, and more. She believes in the power of literacy and story time to bring more love, kindness, compassion, and a little less stress to the families of today. Annie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two grown children and their dog.
                                                  

                   About the Illustrator

 


Born in Sevastopol, Ukraine, Anna Abramskaya graduated from Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts. Since she was little Anna always loved art, drawing everywhere if she had pencil and paper. “The process of creation always brings me joy and I wish to share this joy with everyone. It is a joy to see the beauty in simple things around us. I want to believe that art can help us to bring more love into our hearts.” Anna now lives in Bellevue

Washington with her husband and two young daughters.

                                               

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Testimonials

A great addition to children’s literature! Ms. Ranger creates a thoughtful and important tale about self-esteem and sharing. Charming, engaging and well illustrated, the interactive suggestions throughout will draw youngsters into the story."


 

~ Dr. Philip Cogen, Behavioral Health Services, Westwood, CA

This charming book will help children learn how to care for others and themselves through mindfulness and self-calming techniques. We see that unkind behaviors may not be intentional; and no one can go wrong with "hearts full of love and light will guide us to do what's right".

~ Rebecca Peterson, Clinical Psychologist

"A wonderful and empowering resource for teaching children the positive effects of being mindful of others. Encouraging calm and kind behavior while learning how to use sharing and caring to guide decision making is an excellent means of educating children about mindfulness." 

 

~Trisha Treadwell, Physical Education Teacher

More Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Mindfulness should be a natural sensibility for our children, we just have to help them get there!

Annie Ranger focuses on a "much-needed" mindset for our youth today. With all the things our children can be in this crazy world, let's guide them to be kind, mindful of other's feelings and loving in their approach to life. This is a must for all Moms of young children, Mom's to Be, and Grandparents who love to "help" raise their grandchilden. The message is simple, clear and KIND. Be sure to give it as a holiday gift, or a gift for anyone's birthday in your family. The power of this book is reading it together with children, parents and grandparents.

Jacki

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Of Children’s Book

 

I could not be more impressed by the author and the message of this wonderful book! I have gifted it to all of my grandchildren and godchildren out of respect for its message and direction. Big thanks to Annie Peterson Ranger for her big vision as to what is so important to teach our generations to come!

Tamey

5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to introduce mindfulness to the whole family

As an educator, I think Mindful Owl Adventures is a great way to teach kids (not to mention parents, grandparents, and other caregivers!) about the "wise mind" and how simple techniques for calming our bodies can help us feel better--and help us treat others with more compassion. The book is set up nicely with specific things for young readers to say and do on almost every page (e.g., taking deep breaths and blowing out imaginary candles). I can see this book becoming a part of a nightly routine for many families.

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O. Hanson

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful and insightful read

Mindful Owl is such a wonderful book with meaning, value and lifestyle tools; the children and the reader can learn a huge amount from this book. In my opinion, this is the future of human education! I recommend this book to absolutely everyone and anyone, irrespective of age or gender!

Amanda