Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Sometimes life seems like it’s all about hurrying—so many places to go! And sometimes it’s hard when things don’t go your way—it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate! They find a quiet spot, a special place with a few simple things, and just breathe. They do this every day, feeling their breath going in and out. They slow down and calm down. Now it’s easier to deal with whatever comes their way, and they have time to notice all the magical things in life, too!

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 8"
  • 9780807563892
  • September 2016

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  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807563816
  • January 2004

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  • 9780807593059
  • September 2016

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  • MacLean, a meditation therapist, presents her case for deep relaxation in terms pitched straight at kids: “Sometimes the world can be such a busy, noisy place” that’s why “it’s good to meditate.” There’s nary a lotus-blossom or a Bodhisattva to be found in the bright paintings of disarming piggies who tease their siblings, get mad, play video games, but also “know when to take a break, find a quiet spot and just breathe, breathe, breathe.”…Even families that normally regard meditation as so much New Age folderol may find this chipper offering both endearing and persuasive.

    - Booklist

  • The young pigs in this story balance a stressful, hectic life with regular meditation. Using straightforward—though somewhat saccharine—language and images, MacLean, a certified children’s meditation instructor, describes this practice and explores its benefits, which include increased self-confidence and feelings of peace and well-being. The vibrant illustrations featuring the blissed-out pigs are chidllike in their simplicity.

    - School Library Journal

  • MacLean lists ways in which meditation helps piggies be happier. Her porcine characters repose idyllically in contemplative postures, characterized by expressive curves on their hooves and ears. An endnote offers tips and exercises for beginners and exhortations to spend time meditating as a family. Narrow in focus and lofty in aims, MacLean convincingly makes a case for the benefits of children taking time daily for their own emotional well-being.

    - Publishers Weekly

Awards & Accolades

  • The Coalition of Visionary Resources Children's Book of the Year Winner

    Common Core