This post is written in partnership with author, Sandrine Marlier. The review and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Sandrine Marlier
Ages 5+ | 64 Pages
Publisher: Belle Isle Books | ISBN-13: 9781953021519
Publisher’s Book Summary: One day, Odette the ant wakes up feeling stressed. After realizing that all she does is work, Odette decides to leave her anthill in search of the freedom to create her own world. Along the way, she meets Marcus, a lost mouse, and together they discover simple ways to feel better. Inspired by her journey and this wonderful new friendship, Odette finds her way back home to the colony with a new sense of being.
Odette’s Alphabet is a mindful story that offers a map to handle big emotions with kindness, unity, and courage. Fun and easy activities support each of the chapters, along with letters of the alphabet to provide additional opportunities for learning while encouraging young readers to explore meditation practices.
What’s the best way to teach children about resolving stress that they may feel? This book share’s with children by using cute little characters: Odette and Marcus. Odette is a little ant who needs to feel calm, because the other ants work so hard that it bothers her.
When Odette walks out of her ant room and enjoys the sunshine while she breathes. She is following activities that help her to relax, and it helps. Then she talks with her friend, Marcus, who is also feeling stress. Odette teaches him all she’s learned about meditating.
Later, Odette feels anxious again. This time it’s Marcus who helps her to relax. The modern illustrations use muted, warm colors. Each page has a letter of the alphabet and a term that fits with this theme. Every two pages you’ll find an activity for the children to follow Odette’s advice. This could be an activity for parents and children to do together.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sandrine Marlier woke up one day in her New York apartment feeling out of sorts. She realized that no matter how many trips she would take around the world, thanks to her modeling career, only a journey within could bring her peace. Eventually, she trained with world-renowned meditation teacher davidji. That training inspired this book, as she found herself drawing an ant and a sound: A, the beginning of all beginnings. Sandrine is a mother, meditation teacher, transformational coach, and Reiki practitioner. She shares free meditations about healing and empowerment on Instagram (@sandrinemarlier).
You can connect with her through her website, www.sandrinemarlier.com.
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