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Imagine Eating Lemons

Written by Jason Rhodes

Illustrated by Richard Dearing

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Imagine Eating Lemons Review

Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 5+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) School Stories

Helpful, accessible and appealing guide to mindfulness for children

June 2022 Debut of the Month

A cheery little chap called Chester Chestnut is our guide through this introduction to mindfulness for children. In his baggy dungarees, he’s an identifiable figure and children will understand his worries: what if he can’t make friends at school, or forgets the words in the school play, or can’t stop thinking about all that could go wrong on an outing. Fortunately, he knows what to do and, by the end of the book, so will readers. The story shows Chester using mindfulness, describing the steps so clearly and simply that even the youngest will understand what to do and why.

A final page lists things to remember. If you’re wondering about the title, imagine eating a lemon – a brilliant demonstration of the power of the mind.

If you are parent or carer to a worrier, Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival is recommended too.

Andrea Reece

Other Info

Having suffered from extreme anxiety himself for many years, author, Jason Rhodes, discovered the practice of mindfulness and the benefits it can have for mental health. After leaving his profession in the highly stressful entertainment industry, he now focuses all of his time and energy on helping spread awareness of this life-changing practice.

Discussing the book, Jason says: ‘A children’s book, and this book in particular, can help to teach by example. Instead of just telling a child about anxiety and breathing, it is much more powerful to follow the journey of a character and learn through their actions.’

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Imagine Eating Lemons Synopsis

Chester Chestnut is a happy little chap, but sometimes even the happiest of chaps get worried or nervous and when this happens Chester’s tummy starts to hurt. Follow the journey of Chester Chestnut as he learns about his anxious thoughts and feelings, where they come from and how to control them.

A great tool to use at home and in classrooms to discuss feelings of worry and anxiety.

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ISBN: 9781802580891
Publication date: 16/06/2022
Publisher: Graffeg Limited
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781802580891
Publication date: 16th June 2022
Author: Jason Rhodes
Illustrator: Richard Dearing
Publisher: Graffeg Limited
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 36 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Personal Social Health Economic , Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem, School Stories
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month
Collections: Anxiety & Wellbeing - 60 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health,

About Jason Rhodes

Jason Rhodes came to write the children’s book Imagine Eating Lemons as part of a much larger vision. He wants to educate the younger generation with the simple tools needed to help manage their thoughts and feelings, resulting in a much more peaceful and connected world. Having suffered from extreme anxiety himself for many years he discovered the practice of mindfulness and life quickly began to change. He has now ended his career as a film actor and decided to focus all of his energy on helping to spread awareness of this life-changing practice. Check in out on&...

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