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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: mindfulness, meditation, peace, new experiences, growing up, self-regulation
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 05/03/2019
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When the party's over and the baby finally falls asleep, when the dog is all barked out and the screens are dark, the Silence pads in on soft, furry feet. A warm, comforting presence, the Silence curls up in a sun-beam like a cuddly cat and helps you read, think and be still. The Silence is friends with the Dark. Together they soothe the jagged edges left when the Noise has rolled on and gently launch the boats of your dreams into the night. When the day becomes overwhelming or other feelings become too big, the Silence slips in.

With soft illustrations and soothing text, this is a quiet story about learning to find calm in the busy world around you.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials - March 11, 2019
"A lovely book about finding the silence and calm in life…Fits well when discussing self-regulation and mindfulness with children. Highly Recommended."
Resource Links - February 22, 2019
"This thoughtful story focusing on mindfulness…will provide an important viewpoint for adults to share with young children."
Kirkus Reviews - January 10, 2019
"This ode to mindfulness, with its poetic text, offers reassurance to children often overwhelmed by their busy days so that they can find their own way back to calm and steady waters…Just right for busy families who seek balance and mindfulness.
The French edition, Le Silence se glisse près de toi, is beautifully translated by Rachel Martinez and has its own lyricism and lilt, perfect for Francophone parents and caregivers wanting bilingual options for their children. "
Publishers Weekly - December 31, 2018
"Gently alludes to the benefits of finding contentment in quietude and how learning to do so might benefit readers for years to come."

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