Wednesday, March 3, 2021

"Th In-Between Book" - a bookwrap



by Christopher Willard, Olivia Weisser

Alison Oliver (Illustrations)


* Ages:  6-7

* Grade Level:  1-2

* Hardcover:  34 pages

* Publisher:  Sounds True

*Pub. Date:  June 8, 2021

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This is a delightful book that will have kids interacting with the world around them.  Kids can focus, feel and engage on the spaces they discover between things and in so doing practice their in-and-out breathing techniques.  It casts a wonderful lesson about mindfulness,  curiosity, and enjoying all the wonderful things their world has to offer.  It encourages kids to "stop... and smell the roses"... and learn to quietly and peacefully enjoy an otherwise busy, and oftentimes chaotic environment. 

"Turn to the person reading this book with you and give them a hug. 

Can you feel a space between you? 

What are the feelings between you?" --

The theme of this book focuses on the Japanese idea of "ma", the space between everything. 

The illustrations are simple, calming and powerful.  The message is positive and when implemented kids will become more connected to their surroundings and stay in the present.  This book would be a great asset in a classroom or school library.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSYD, is a clinical psychologist and consultant specializing in bringing mindfulness into education and psychotherapy. The author of Child’s Mind (Parallax, 2010) and other books on the topic, Dr. Willard lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches at Harvard Medical School and Lesley University. For more, visit

About the Illustrator

Alison Oliver is the author-illustrator of picture books Moon and Sun and the Be Bold, Baby! board book series, featuring biographies of strong, inspiring women. She’s also the illustrator of thirty BabyLit board books. She lives in New York City, where she runs a design studio called Sugar.

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