Skip to Main Content

Zara's Big Messy Day (That Turned Out Okay)

Illustrated by Danielle Pioli
Published by Wheat Penny Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



Free shipping when you spend $40. Terms apply.

Buy from Other Retailers

About The Book

An excellent Social Emotional Learning (SEL) tool for grownups and little readers. You'll join Zara, a clever, responsible, and sometimes anxious seven-year-old girl, in learning a fun and simple breathing exercise to help them mindfully manage their big messy emotions and find peace and calm in any situation.

Like a lot of kids her age, Zara sometimes struggles with managing her emotions when confronted with stressful situations.

Written by a mother-of-five and celebrated meditation guide Rebekah Borucki, Zara's Big Messy Day will help your child deal with everyday stress in simple but impactful way.

Guided by Zara’s mother, both Zara and the reader will learn a kid-friendly breathing technique—a short visualization meditation—that will help them find peace and calm in any moment.

And the best part: they'll learn to do it on their own after reading the book just one time!

Zara’s Big Messy Day is used by teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers in elementary school cirriculum nationwide to teach students mindfulness and self-regulation.

Get free gifts: You'll also get free access to downloadable coloring pages, an exclusive guided meditation for kids, and more! Just use the website link found inside the book to download your exclusive gifts.

Praise for Zara's Big Messy Day:

“Zara beautifully offers mindfulness for kids and adults alike.” — Rachel Ricketts, activist and author of Do Better

“Friends, I cannot recommend these books enough. Get Zara for you, your kids, your nieces, your nephews... They’re just so beatitful!” — Jennifer Pastiloff, author of the National Bestseller, On Being Human

About The Author

Rebekah “Bex” Borucki (she/they) is a mother-to-five, self-help and children’s author, and the Founder and President of Row House, Wheat Penny Press (Row House’s children’s imprint), and the WPP Little Readers Big Change Initiative. Since 2009, Rebekah has run an online wellness advocacy space through her BexLife platform. She has also served on the Yoga Alliance Equity Task Force and as a mentor for Hay House’s Diverse Wisdom Initiative. Rebekah is driven by a commitment to make wellness tools available to all. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Rebekah Borucki

More books from this illustrator: Danielle Pioli

More books in this series: Zara's Big Messy Books