NPM 2021 Day 17: Breathe and Be

Let’s take a minute to pause and savor the moment.  That’s what today’s poetry picture book is focusing on.

1-BnB COVER“Breathe and Be” is a collection of mindfulness poems for children, written by Kate Coombs.  She wants to help calm young readers and help them focus on the world around them, appreciating the little moments of joy to be found (and many of them are in nature).  Illustrator Anna Emilia Laitinen illustrates young children in a different serene scene on every spread.  This book comes the closest to poetry and meditation that I’ve ever seen.

I chose one of my favorite spreads to share.  It is a literal interpretation of the text with beautifully colored fish.  I hope you enjoy it too.

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And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!

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