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Maybe

(A Little Zen for Little Ones)

 

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Still There?

(A Little Zen for Little Ones)

 

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Remember the Stars

(A Little Zen for Little Ones)

 

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Maybe
(A Little Zen for Little Ones)

 

Based on an ancient and beloved Zen fable, this story is about a wise girl who experiences a series of events that at first seem lucky (or unlucky) but then turn out to be quite the opposite. A bike disappears, but then she gets a new one. She hurts herself, but then she enjoys a nice day at home. For each incident, was what happened good luck? Maybe. Was it bad luck? Maybe. Or, perhaps the girl simply does not get caught up in the emotion of the moment, because she can never know what that event might lead to, “good” or “bad” . . .

 
Winner of the Mom's Choice
Awards Silver Medal
Winner of the Gelett Burgess
Children's Book Awards Gold Medal

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Still There?
(A Little Zen for Little Ones)

 

Based on an ancient and beloved Zen fable, this story is about a wise boy who helps a girl who isn’t very nice to him. But while his friend becomes upset about the situation, the wise boy simply lets it go and moves on to playing again.
The story captures many beautiful Zen concepts – being in the present moment, doing something nice without expecting anything in return, letting go of an unpleasant experience, and not lingering on negative thoughts.

 

 
 
Winner of the Mom's Choice Awards Silver Medal
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Remember the Stars
(A Little Zen for Little Ones)

 

This story is about a wise boy who receives a lot of love – and worry – from his parents. They worry about his health, his happiness, and everything else. Ultimately, the boy changes how his parents relate to him, asking them to consider focusing on the present moment instead of worrying about the future. The message touches upon core Zen concepts of being present and not letting our worries disconnect us from what is truly important.

 

 
 
Winner of the Mom's Choice Awards Silver Medal
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        The A Little Zen for Little Ones series is distributed by Small Press United and is available through most major wholesalers. For inquiries, please send an email to info@alittlezen.com.

 

Praise for the A Little Zen for Little Ones Series

 

"This book series embraces several Zen concepts of living, in which the author hopes to inspire his readers to 'consider life in a different perspective'. Important life values are highlighted in each story, such as enjoy each moment of your life, do something nice without expecting a reward, let go of bad experiences, dwell on the positive and not the negative. These books, intended for little ones ages 5 to 8, put into perspective long lasting and impressionable life lessons that even adults still struggle with today. Make a note to collect these books for your kids’ must-read collection."

-- D.B. Rhoomes, Examiner.com; read the full review

 

Praise for “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”

 

"Taking the simple, yet valuable life lessons of Zen and breaking them down into impressionable stories children can embrace is very insightful of the author and rewarding for both children and parents . . . I like that the boy is wise in the story, because there are times in our real lives where it does take the little ones to point out to us what really matters . . . Nambiar presents a real inspiring lesson for kids to learn how to better prepare for adulthood. 'Remember the Stars' reminds us that we should slow down and take time to 'smell the roses' and savor the moment; well in this case, take time to gaze upon and 'remember the stars'!"

-- D.B. Rhoomes, Examiner.com; read the full review

 

Praise for “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”

 

"In only a few words and pages, 'Still There?' was able to change my perspective and turn my day around. It’s amazing how much power one children’s book can hold. . . Colorful, modern illustrations engage the reader. . . Children are sure to enjoy the distinctive styles and personalities of the three characters. . . 'Still There?' is an invitation to engage in meaningful conversation with your children. After reading it, you will find yourself letting go of any lingering emotion you may have from the day."

-- Cameron Crane, Little Pickle Press; read the full review

 

Praise for “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”

 

"This soulful little book, with its colorful pictures, teaches kids the valuable message that sometimes not getting what they want is a good thing... a message many adults are still struggling to learn."

-- Dr. Jenn Berman, Best-Selling Author of "SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years", "Rockin' Babies", and "The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids"

 

"'Maybe: A Little Zen for Little Ones' is an excellent read-aloud storybook to share with young people, especially when teaching them about the unpredictable nature of life itself. Highly recommended."

-- Midwest Book Review

 

"The parents I work with love how this book puts good luck and bad luck into perspective. The story is precious and has a real impact."

-- Dr. Esther Hess, Center for the Developing Mind

 

"I love cute stories to read to my kids. I really love cute stories that have a good learning point. Maybe, A Little Zen For Little Ones, is one of those. My 2 yr old loves this book, and will even bypass her beloved Winnie The Pooh books to ask me to read this one to her. I am going to be giving a copy to a friends daughter for Christmas also. That is how much we fell in love with this adorable story."

-- What Mama Wants blog; read the full review

 

"If kids take away even a smidgeon of this message, parents and caregivers will find them more relaxed and philosophically prepared to deal with events as they take place."

-- The Giggle Guide; read the full review

 

"Maybe: A Little Zen for Little Ones by Sanjay Nambiar is a good example of peace education with a message that shows children that sometimes things that might initially appear negative can have a positive outcome. The book teaches readers about values that every child and adult should all follow as an example of having a happier, more satisfied life. Maybe gives readers an idea of what is really important in relatable experiences for small children. I happily add Maybe: A Little Zen for Little Ones to my bookshelf and recommend it to parents and teachers alike."

-- Michelle Landwehr, Blogcritics.org; read the full review