Striker, Slow Down! A Calming Book for Children Who are Always on the Go by Emma Hughes
  

Synopsis

Striker, Slow Down! A Calming Book for Children Who are Always on the Go by Emma Hughes

Striker the cat is unstoppable! He thinks that there is too much fun to be had, and no matter what his mama tells him, he never slows down. One day, a bump to the head brings this busy cat to a standstill. Will Striker finally listen to his mama and learn to make time for a little calmness? This charmingly-illustrated picture book for ages 3-6 aims to teach busy children about the benefits of taking time to sit quietly and clear their mind. Touching on the principles of mindfulness, it provides the perfect introduction to the differing feelings of chaos and calm and encourages children to find balance in their increasingly busy lives.

Reviews

Striker, Slow Down is a fun and easily accessible way to explore the importance of slowing down and taking time to rest and relax. It's designed to appeal to younger children with beautiful illustrations and told in rhyme; but Striker's message is an important one for all of us. A great resource for teachers and parents looking for a way into talking about relaxation techniques and mindfulness. -- Dr Pooky Knightsmith I just know that Striker, the active, bouncy kitten will reflect the experiences of many children. He never seems to stop! But Striker soon discovers that within him is a calm and peaceful space in which he can be just as wild and free. Stunning illustrations and a lyrical, rhyming text make this a really special book about an increasingly important subject. -- Liza Stevens

About the Author

Emma Hughes is an artist and business owner from Bath. As well as running an illustration business, Bertie & Jack (www.bertieandjack.co.uk), Emma is a fully qualified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Emma is also a volunteer mentor for Mentoring Plus in Bath, working with vulnerable young people. John Smisson is an artist, currently specialising in graphical illustration for children. John's roots are in Fine Art, but more recently has moved his focus to digital art and design.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Emma Hughes
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Publisher

Singing Dragon an imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Publication date

21st October 2016

ISBN

9781848193277


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