What I Loved:
The easy story telling in Blue Sky Mind is wonderful for young children. The illustrations were done so well making the story easy to understand. I loved how the thought clouds were done, connecting the thoughts of the child to the clouds. The colors chosen in the book help to tell the story as well. They are bright and vibrant at times, but dull and gray at other times. The mixture helped to convey the feelings on each of the pages. The thought clouds are bright and white when they are happy, but as the story progresses, the clouds get a bit darker, showing how the child’s thoughts get more clouded and worried. It made a great visual for a child reading the book.
How I Felt:
I really enjoyed this story overall. Any time a book is written to help a child understand their feelings and overcome their struggles, I am so happy. Blue Sky Mind is a story that creates great visuals for a child to help them understand the story and a new way to relax and let go of their stress.
The story is focused on a child’s blue sky. Clouds appear with different thoughts. Sometimes those thoughts are sad or upsetting, but the positive thoughts can come to help brighten your day. The story is easy to follow and understand.
The idea of blowing the thought clouds “bye-bye” is great. I have found that breathing helps my children to calm down and this visual is a great way to get a child to do this.
Overall, this Blue Sky Mind is a great children’s book to help a child learn a new coping technique. I loved the bright colors and the easy-to-follow story. I think that this is a great story that any young reader would enjoy.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Blue Sky Mind for young readers preschool to middle elementary age.
Where to Find This Book:
Blue Sky Mind by A.T. Waverly is available at these sites.
The #1 Mindfulness book and journal for kids (and adults).
A mindful story told in a calm, rhythmic, rhyme that helps kids (teens and adults) visualize their thoughts in a meditative way. Beautiful poem and relaxing illustrations about being mindful, meditation, meditative breathing with journal pages to draw and write mindful thoughts. Kids will become aware of a mindful thought process with this calm, fun and engaging book and journal. Encouraging happy thoughts and imagination.
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Just the Facts:
- Blue Sky Mind by A.T. Waverly
- Subtitle: Instant Mindfulness! Celebrate Mindfulness with Mindful thought clouds!
- Series: Kids Mindfulness, Book 1
- Genre: Children’s book
- Page Count: 26 pages
- Pub Date: February 9, 2020
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