Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My New Best Friend - a bookwrap

Unwrapping some quotes about friendship...


"My New Best Friend"

Authored by Sara Marlowe and illustrated by Ivette Salom

Ages 4-7

Unwrapping some illustrations for you to enjoy...

Praise for the book...

“This is an absolutely delightful book that perfectly delivers the message of self-compassion in a way that is fun and easy to understand for kids. Parents who buy this book for their children will be giving them a gift to last a lifetime!”
—Kristin Neff, Ph.D, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

“Sara Marlowe’s wonderful new book teaches children resilience by showing them how to be their own best friend. It belongs in every child’s bookshelf!”
– Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and co-founder of Inner Kids

My New Best Friend is my new favorite book. It teaches self-compassion in such an engaging, fun, beautiful way. This is a wise and heart felt book.”
– Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education

About the book...

This wonderful book has such a positive message to share with kids.  It encourages kids to treat themselves as they would treat others who are going through a hard time... with kindness, respect and understanding.  "My New Best Friend" invites kids to discover self-compassion and put an end to inner bullying thus building positive self-esteem and a strong sense of well-being both inside and out.  Often we are our own worst enemies.  

The little girl in the book finds a new best friend that is always there for her (and always has been), gives her incredible comfort, inspires her and offers her unconditional love.  She realizes she never has to be alone again and that her new friend will be her constant companion for a lifetime.  

The illustrations are perfect for the message of the book.  The beautiful revelation is that they will be best friends forever. Study the simple, powerful illustrations and see if you can guess who the little girl's best friend turns out to be.  You can have a best friend  who loves you very much too.

About the author...

Sara Marlowe is a musician, clinical social worker, and university lecturer. She has been meditating for many years and takes delight in sharing mindfulness with children, youth, and families. She lives in Toronto with her husband, son, and two cats. She can be found online at saramarlowe.wordpress.com and www.mindfulfamilies.ca.

About the illustrator...

Ivette Salom is a professional illustrator. She earned her MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. She has illustrated and authored a number of children's books and has provided spot illustrations for The New York Times and The Miami Herald, among others.

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