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  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
  • Language:English
  • Pages:40
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781737957607

My Old Friend, Then

by Katherine Davis-Gibbon View author's profile page

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Overview
A child ponders ... who is her best, most loyal friend? Is it her constant (if clingy) companion, Then, who regales her with extravagant stories of their shared past and imagined future? Or is it precious, patient Now, with whom she sensitively explores each new moment that unfolds?
Description
A child ponders ... who is her best, most loyal friend? Is it her constant (if clingy) companion, Then, who regales her with extravagant stories of their shared past and imagined future? Or is it precious, patient Now, with whom she sensitively explores each new moment that unfolds? My Old Friend, Then explores mindfulness the same way that kids approach life: with curiosity, humor, and utter sincerity. Pairing accessible, relatable language with vivid, quirky illustrations, this book invites readers to share in a young girl's journey as she grapples with the trappings--and delights in the boundless potential--of her own brilliant mind.
About the author
Katherine Davis-Gibbon is a yoga teacher, longtime practitioner of Vipassana meditation, and most importantly a mother of two. She is also the founder of Riverlet Press, a children's book publishing company for conscious parents raising mindful kids.

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A book mindful parents have been waiting for! This is a beautifully written and illustrated book about a child becoming aware of the inner workings of her mind, and the pitfalls of being engaged in the past and the future, at the expense of the present. It is territory rarely explored in a children’s book, yet it is as important as learning about sharing, empathy, honesty, or any other virtue valued by parents. The book doesn’t preach, or ‘talk down,’ but playfully and insightfully follows a child’s relationship with Then and Now, and how these relationships color her experience of the world. This book honors the value in imagination, and the capacity to dream about the future or reflect on the past, but the inspired rendering of Then in shades of gray versus the rainbow colors of Now captures and contrasts their true natures; the shifting illusion of Then compared to the restful realness of Now. The story is delightful, thoughtful, whimsical, and sensitive. A book to be read again and again, with its theme to be gleaned anew each time by child and parent alike. Parents interested in mindful parenting have been waiting for such a book. Read more
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