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Moody Cow Learns Compassion

Published by Wisdom Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

This delightful sequel to Moody Cow Meditates reintroduces us to Peter (aka Moody Cow) and meet his mischievous "boys-will-be-boys" friend Bully. Along the way we meet a snake named Jaws, who also goes on to appear in Peter's terrifying dreams, and watch as Bully revels in the deaths of the crickets he feeds the snake. Peter is uncomfortable with the plight of the little creatures, earning him a new nickname: "Coward Cow" because Bully thinks he's a wimp. Once again, Grandfather, the beloved old steer from Moody Cow Meditates, brings serenity and long-horned wisdom as he gently teaches to compassionately identify with other beings. And the story ends with everyone sharing a laugh - and even Jaws and the crickets are happy. This book also includes two activities - compassionate cricket release and compassionate worm rescue - for parents and children to do together.

About The Author

Kerry Lee MacLean is the author and illustrator of several award-winning and bestselling picture books, including Moody Cow Meditates and Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Kerry has been leading family meditative arts workshops in North America, Australia, and Europe for fifteen years. She is the mother of five young adults who still employ meditation as an important tool in their busy lives.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (June 19, 2012)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781614290339
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

One of Spirituality & Practice's Best Spiritual Books of 2012

– Spirituality & Practice

"Engaging and heartfelt!"

– Spirituality & Practice

"Compassion arises through developing empathy with the misfortune of others. Without resorting to heavy-handed moralizing, Kerry Lee MacLean manages to embody this profound spiritual truth in a tale that young children--and the parents who read it to them--will find engaging and instructive. Highly recommended."

– Jon Landaw, author of Prince Siddhartha: The Story of Buddha (children's book) and Buddhism for Dummies

"Kerry Lee MacLean continues to entertain and inform through her delightful stories. Thank you, Moody Cow, for showing us how to cultivate compassion. The courage and heart to do so, especially when facing a bully, is a good lesson for us all--and this book makes it easy for young and old alike to take the same steps."

– Lauren Alderfer, author of Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

"Fills a distinct void in the literature."

– Publishers Weekly

"MacLean's best book to date!"

– Shambhala Sun

"Salty, satisfying, and clever."

– Spirituality & Practice

"An amazing, yet simplistically beautiful story."

– Circles of Light

"A true gem."

– Precious Metal

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