4 of our most popular titles in 1 bundle - Available in South Africa (and worldwide)
The Elephant Who Tried to Tiptoe
Reminding children to love the body they have
This rhyming bedtime story for ages 3 to 8 follows the adventures of Ellie as she falls in and out of love with herself. This tale reminds children to be their true self and to love the body they have. The book ends with Ellie’s Bedtime Body Scan, a progressive relaxation exercise to help children relax, to love and appreciate their own bodies and to fall gently to sleep.
"We love this book. The story and the artwork both brings a smile and teaches a lesson; it accomplishes this for us and our son. For decades, there has been research on the importance of teaching emotional intelligence to children as early as possible. As new parents, we wondered how to do this and instill values such as openness, mindfulness, and acceptance (of yourself and of others). Andrew Newman's book series accomplishes this beautifully wrapped in delightful artwork and wonderful stories with a lesson." RichM, Parent.
There is something about Ellie that people just fall in love with. She stretches across age groups, delighting the readers.
How Diablo Became Spirit
How to connect with animals and respect all beings
Based on a true South African story, this wonderful bedtime tale for kids ages 5 through 12 tells of the difficult journey of Spirit the black leopard, told from his own point of view. An animal communicator helps Spirit to change his life, which also changes the lives of those who care for him.
Spirit’s amazing story has been viewed over 7 million times on YouTube. Beautifully illustrated, this book is a sure-fire winner for parents seeking conscious parenting tools. This book will help children recognize and appreciate all life forms, including animals, as the sentient beings that they are.
How Diablo Became Spirit ends with Spirit’s Secret Steps for communicating with animals. This reflective activity page leads the reader through the process of opening up and connecting to their favorite animal.
"Brilliant! A must read for everyone adults and kids alike. I am a Humane Educator and my dog and I teach Animal Kindness. This will be a MAJOR help to us as we teach kids why and how to connect with animals! There are even kid friendly steps on how to tune into your heart and communicate with animals. WOW! The pictures are beautiful too! :) Just magnificent!!!
S. Spring. Humane Educator
The Boy Who Searched for Silence:
Helping young children find silence within themselves
Follow the adventure of our hero, The Boy, as he runs from the noises of life, hoping to find Golden, Peaceful, Blissful Silence. Join in his amazement as he discovers Silence where he least expects it.
This one-of-a-kind book will help children to use meditation and gratitude to help with the stress and constant stimulation of the outside world. The book ends with The Gratitude Spiral, a short exercise to help children to be thankful, to change their perspective and also to relax and sleep.
"My new all-time favorite children's book! Elegant, wise, and profound, these pages will offer your child the inestimable gift of always knowing where to find peace: within their own selves. Every child needs to read this wonderful book!"
Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Clinical Psychologist and Author of NYT bestselling, The Conscious Parent
“A wonderful book that provides parents and caregivers with meaningful and simple resources to nurture the natural spirituality of the young."
Reggie Ray and Caroline Pfohl
Co-lineage holders of Dharma Ocean
"The idea of young children finding silence within themselves seemed counter-intuitive to me, but Andrew Newman has captured it"
Joseph Logan, Father and Coach for Extraordinary Leaders
The Prayer Who Searched for God
Using prayer and breath to find God within
This imaginative, heartfelt story for ages 4 to 8 follows the adventures of one special prayer as she travels on a single breath to the edge of the universe to find God. This book will help children of all faiths to use prayer and breath to find God within themselves.
The book ends with Breathe Your Prayers, a short exercise to provide children an easy way to pray.
"Andrew Newman's spirit-filled stories bring readers into a bright new paradigm of children's literature. Filed with marvelous quests and luminous color, these tales will engage, uplift, and heal adults and kids alike"
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD
"As the father of a newborn, I think it's never too early to teach our children about the power of prayer and that God is closer than their very breath. I'm confident that parents of every religious and spiritual background will find this story to be of great value in introducing their child to the beauty of faith, prayer, and mindfulness"
Rev. David Alexander (Father of Wiliam and Josh)