Cuddle up with this playful, warm tale of discovery and winter wonder that will introduce mindfulness and delight your children.
Zen and Bodhi are two koala bears on a snowy day, out to learn about the world. Where does snow come from? Where does wind go? Lively verses are full of mischievous fun as Zen and Bodhi explore their world; rhythm and rhyme introduce the concept of impermanence to the very young in this magical, cozy bedtime story. The two koalas sniff, taste, hear, feel, and see, exploring their senses and the world around them. Gorgeous illustrations capture the wide-eyed awe of children in snowfall in vibrant color.
Gina Bates Brown has been an educator for twenty-four years, teaching children as young as preschool and as old as high school dance, yoga, and meditation. She's also a certified ChildLight Yoga instructor, a two-hundred-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, certified Reiki master, and a member of the White Plum Zen Community. This is her first book.
“Two cuddly koalas enjoy a chilly, snowy day with mindfulness, observing the weather, wildlife, and landscape with curiosity, but not judgment. They watch, listen, play, and wonder at the world, and then take a break to meditate. Gentle word choice leads young readers from page to page while the cute illustrations evoke peacefulness.”
– Foreword Reviews
"Impermanence, compassion, and mindfulness are heavy topics, yet Zen and Bodhi's Snowy Day addresses them with a light, playful touch that is appropriate for young children."