Published by Candlewick
Summary: Every time Tisha tries to slow down and enjoy something, someone tells her to hurry up: catch the bus to school, go to an assembly, get to lunch, clean up at the end of the day. When Mom picks her up and says they have to catch another bus, Tisha finally rebels against all the hurrying. Her mother suggests they walk home instead. As they do, they notice everything around them. At home, when her father says he has to hurry up and get dinner Mom suggests a picnic. They eat under a tree, savoring the food and the blossoms that blow off the branches. “I think my favorite days,” says Tisha, “are full of blossoms and a bit of slowing down!” 32 pages; ages 3-8.
Pros: A story of mindfulness and slowing down that both kids and adults will relate to and embrace. The illustrations are gorgeous, especially the big, colorful flowers.
Cons: A little more information about mindfulness at the end would have been nice.
June 19, 2022 at 05:20PM Janet Dawson