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About Medea Kalantar
Inspired to write these books when she learned she would become a grandmother, Kalantar's stories are based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe--just like the spices in a honey cake. That is why she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes.
With all the negativity in the world today, Kalantar's series is a much-needed glimmer of positivity. The Honeycake series teaches valuable life lessons, giving children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives.
The Honeycake books teach children about diversity, kindness, mindfulness, trust, and
gratitude. This series will enlighten, empower, educate, and entertain children for generations to come.
"No matter where we come from or what colour our skin is, we are all one race ... the human race. We are all one!" says Kalantar.
Canadian author Medea Kalantar immigrated from Georgia U.S.S.R. when she was four years old. She and her husband Esfandiar, who immigrated to Canada from Iran, are parents to two beautiful children. They welcomed their first grandchild in 2019.
Nala goes into her papa's office without permission and breaks his favourite mug. Nala panics and hides in her bedroom.
With the help of her parents, Nala learns a valuable lesson of trust and how to have an open and honest communication in a safe space.
Nala also learns that trust takes a long time to build and can easily be destroyed in a split second!
With A Circle of Trust, there is no beginning and no end, which signifies that your love for one another is endless and will last forever.
In the next installment of the charming Honeycake Series, Nala brings her outgrown toys and clothes to Rainbow Hall, and spends the day with her Grandma and Uncle JD discovering a special magical power we all have, called ✨KINDNESS✨
Kindness is a "Special Magical Power" we all have inside of us. When we show kindness, it's like spreading sunshine everywhere we go—no matter what the weather is like outside.
Could you imagine how much nicer the world would be if everyone smiled at each other or did a random act of kindness every day? We are kind when we use our manners by saying please and thank you, or by opening a door, or by giving our seat on a bus or train to a stranger in need.
Kindness is a gift we can all afford to give. Though it doesn't cost a thing, your kindness can mean everything to another person.
Use your Special Magical Powers and spread kindness everywhere you go!
One day after school, Nala comes home and cries, "Help! I swallowed a butterfly!" Her mom explains that she just got stage fright. Together, Nala learns breathing techniques that helps to get rid of those pesky butterflies in her tummy.
This charming book empowers young readers to practice mindfulness and meditation so that they are able to meet life's challenges head-on in a healthy and balanced way. Help I Swallowed A Butterfly is clearly written and incredibly relatable, with step-by-step instructions and guided meditation exercises for young readers. This book is also a valuable resource for caregivers who want to provide a positive introduction for children to the world of self-care and managing those butterflies.
Life can be stressful at any age, but with the right tools and mindset, we can overcome any obstacle!