Being Mindful Like Grandpa
A little boy’s grandpa gives him a calming stone before he moves away from the house, school, friends, and grandfather he loves. Grandpa tells him to rub the stone between his fingers and think of something for which he’s grateful when his worries come alive. On a hike up a hillside with his parents, despite the gorgeous fall leaves and the alluring sound of the giggling stream, the boy’s mind is overwhelmed with a hundred what-ifs. Remembering his grandpa, he pulls the stone from his pocket, softly rubs its smooth surface, and lets his concerns drift off with the wind as he welcomes the gifts nature brings his way.
This is a beautifully written and masterfully illustrated book. It’s one that children who are close to their grandparents will treasure for years to come. Not only is it about love and admiration, it’s about trust, wisdom, and mindfulness. The young child reflects on his grandfather’s words as he struggles to adjust to change. By following his guidance, the boy discovers hope and peace. The depth of his emotions is portrayed through both words and pictures. Simile, metaphor, alliteration, and vibrant colors fill the pages, which are uniquely smooth and delicately thin. Their appearance will captivate youth.
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|
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