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Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books) [Paperback]

Kerry Lee Maclean , Kerry Maclean
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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3–The young pigs in this story balance a stressful, hectic life with regular meditation. Using straightforward–though somewhat saccharine–language and images, MacLean, a certified children's meditation instructor, describes this practice and explores its benefits, which include increased self-confidence and feelings of peace and well-being. The vibrant illustrations featuring the blissed-out pigs are childlike in their simplicity. At the end of the book, the author offers instructions on how to meditate and describes her experiences with using family meditation in her own life and in her practice. There are few titles for young children that explain and teach meditation techniques. As such, this offering will find a place in many libraries.–Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
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PreS-Gr. 2. Maclean, a meditation therapist, presents her case for deep relaxation in terms pitched straight at kids: "Sometimes the world can be such a busy, noisy place"; that's why "it's good to meditate." There's nary a lotus-blossom or a Bodhisattva to be found in the bright paintings of disarming piggies who tease their siblings, get mad, play video games ("You feel like you can't slow down. Even when you're sitting down!"), but also "know when to take a break, find a quiet spot and just breathe, breathe, breathe." For all that, Maclean advocates an essentially abstract spiritual practice: the instruction is as nondogmatic as it is concrete. She suggests that kids "have Mom or Dad help them set up a special place" for meditating, and concludes with an activity that invites kids to visualize the quieting of their minds as the settling of particles in a muddied jar of water. Even families that normally regard meditation as so much New Age folderol may find this chipper offering both endearing and persuasive. Jennifer Mattson
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"Even families that normally regard meditation as so much New Age folderol may find this chipper offering both endearing and persuasive."

Booklist

"The vibrant illustrations featuring the blissed-out pigs are chidllike in their simplicity."

School Library Journal

From the Inside Flap

Sometimes life seems like it's all about hurrying--so many places to go! And sometimes it's hard when things don't go your way--it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate!

About the Author

Kerry Maclean is the author and illustrator of eight childrens books, including Moody Cow Meditates (Wisdom Pubs 2009) and Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman & CO 2004). She also wrote one parenting book, The Family Meditation Book (On the Spot! Books, 2004). Together with her husband and children, she has led children's and family meditative arts programs across Europe, Australia and North America.
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