Book Review: Peaceful Piggy Meditation

“Peaceful Piggy Meditation”
by Kerry Lee MacLean
Published by Albert Whitman & Company

“So, peaceful piggies feel free like a bird in the sky, and as calm as a pond on a cool, clear night.”

“Peaceful Piggy Meditation” is another great meditation guide for kids by the author of “Moody Cow Meditates”. While there is no underlying plot to the book, it is much more of a learning book than a story.

Kerry introduces children to meditation practice in a manner that is understandable and enjoyable. The book is more than likely geared toward children from the ages of 3-8, I thinok older children may think the illustrations are to young for them. Not that it is a bad thing, because I think if this book is introduced at the earlier age, the kids won’t need it later as the will have the experience of meditation already. Continue reading →

Book Review: Moody Cow Meditates

Moody Cow Meditates
by Kerry Lee MacLean
Published by Wisdom Publications

“Now it’s been two whole weeks and I haven’t had on Moody Cow day.”

“Moody Cow Meditates” is a fantastic book that introduces parents, and children, to an ingenious activity that children can get involved with, and seemingly, have the attention span to accomplish.

Peter, now known as Moody Cow, is having an extremely horrible day. His sister ruins on of his things, he trips down some stairs and falls off of his bike. The day couldn’t get any worse, but it does for Moody Cow.

After these unfortunate events, his mom calls in the cavalry, his “Zen-like” grandpa. Moody Cow enters a room where his grandpa is sitting in meditation, so Moody sits on a cushion as well. His grandpa grabs a jar full of water and compares the jar to Moody’s mind. He also introduces a bowl full of sparkles, and compares them to Moody’s angry thoughts.

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