The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog is a beautiful children’s book with an incredibly poignant twist. Laced throughout the pages of The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog is a profound message as well as a useful teaching… the teaching of mindfulness and how it can help both children and adults alike. The messages weaved throughout the mesmerizing story is one that your children will love and one that all children should read.
The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog follows Max, an adorable dog who hates his tail as it can cause him pain. Max, determined to change the shape of his tail so that he will no longer experience pain, will chase his tail in the hope of tying it in a knot. Max starts to chase his tail. However, the task is proving harder than first expected and soon he is chasing his tail and losing track of time. As he pursues his tail, he is missing out on many events and missing playing with his friends. It seems that Max would chase his tail for forever however his friend Ross realizes that he needs help and so he helps him by teaching him the practice of mindfulness, and this is the premise of this adorable story.
Ross teaches Max mindfulness, mindfulness is a brilliant technique to help people ground themselves at the moment and calm down. Ross helps Max by teaching him breathing techniques that have the ability to slow down his racing heart as well as his frantic thoughts. The message of mindfulness laced throughout the story and portrayed through Max is incredible and will be a powerful message to young readers. It is true that young readers may not understand the true meaning at first but upon discussion with their parents who have read the story, they will understand an that is a beautiful fact.
Not only is The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog a poignant children’s book, it is also an incredibly well written one. Florenza Denise Lee is the author of the incredible book and throughout her book, she has laced her book with easy to read, and flawless words that will charm and delight young readers. As The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog is a wonderful, beautifully illustrated and incredible book, I have no choice but to award this book five stars! - RedheadedBooklover
Welcome Home Daddy, Love Lexi is the first of several books in the, "Hi, I am..." Book Series. This book series highlights the love, joy, pride, obstacles, and challenges faced by our military families and every day. Welcome Home Daddy, Love Lexi is a beautifully told and illustrated story about a little girl's love and pride for her Daddy who is a soldier.
When Lexi was a baby, and too young to remember, her dad deployed. When he receives orders to deploy again, Lexi is now old enough to fully understand what a deployment means.
To encourage Lexi during his time of deployment, Lexi stays in contact with her dad by writing letters, making cards, talking on the phone, and video-chatting. Her dad sends her gifts, cards and letters as well. This helps until one day, Lexi and her mother receive a phone call that changes everything. After this call, Lexi isn't interested in gifts, cards, or letters; all she wants is for her daddy to come home safely. When he returns, Lexi understands how wonderful it is to say, "Welcome Home, Daddy!"
Being a well-behaved child and kind and compassionate adult is tested time and time again in our lives. Books can help support children in choosing good ways of behaving and being. Florenza Denise Lee has written a powerful children’s book to do just that in Barry Bear’s Very Best: Learning to Say No to Negative Influences. Beautifully illustrated by Michelle Wynn, this full-color book is the story of a young bear who chooses to be helpful and do his “very best”. Yet, he’s confronted by a group of new young bears who make negative choices. Barry has to make difficult decisions. Will he let the appropriate adults know? Will he choose to continue on a more positive path?
Young readers and parents might be a bit surprised by some of the choices the neighbor bears choose to make in the pages of Barry Bear’s Very Best, but these are things that our children are confronted with regularly in their lives. Florenza Denise Lee is straightforward in making that clear. She doesn’t hint around at what younger children may face regarding peer pressure or possibly even bullying. She drives home the point instead. But, Lee doesn’t leave children wondering how to handle the situation. Instead, at the end of Barry Bear’s Very Best: Learning to Say No to Negative Influences, she offers tips and advice on how to handle bullying for the victim, bystander and the bully. There can never be enough books on the market to help create positive change in the world, and Florenza Denise Lee’s Barry Bear’s Very Best is one every parent and child should read.