Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems (Hardcover)

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By Kate Coombs, Anna Emilia Laitinen (Illustrator)
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Bookseller: Julia
Title: Breathe and Be

Comments:This book is filled with beautiful illustrations. Each one showing us how the be. Be with the world around us, enjoying the tiny details we find. With each breath we become more in tuned to our environment. Also, this will be a lovely read a nap or bedtime. Whether you are looking for a quiet moment or reminding yourself & your little one to take in and be with their surroundings, this book is a great reminder.

— From Julia


I breathe slowly in,
I breathe slowly out. My breath
is a river of peace.
I am here in the world.
Each moment I can breathe and be.

Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream. The simple poems in Breathe and Be help children learn mindfulness as they connect to the beauty of the natural world.

Mindfulness teaches us how to stay calm, soothe our emotions, and appreciate the world around us. Whether we're watching tiny colored fish darting in the water or exploring the leaves, branches, and roots of a towering tree, the thoughtful words and the lovely art of Breathe and Be remind us how much joy we can find by simply living with awareness and inner peace.

Ages 4-8

About the Author

Kate CoombsKATE COOMBS is the author of numerous books, including picture books, novels, and books of poetry. Her collection of ocean poems, Water Sings Blue, won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2012. She's a former teacher, and has taught both K-12 and college. Her favorite color is the blue-green at the top of an ocean wave, and she goes out of her way to step on dry leaves just to hear them crunch. For more, see

Product Details
ISBN: 9781622039371
ISBN-10: 1622039378
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: November 1st, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English