Following the success of his first picture book, The Magic Moment, musician and mindfulness expert Niall Breslin (Bressie) is back with another important life lesson for young children, beautifully brought to life by illustrator Sheena Dempsey.
When Freddie sees all the presents his friend Ben gets for his birthday, he feels a bit sad …
Nana teaches Freddie how to be thankful for everything he has – together they count all the wonderful things in their lives. This gratitude trick is a helpful technique for dealing with the uncomfortable and often confusing feelings of jealousy that children inevitably encounter.
Praise for Take Five:
‘Take Five explores the difficult feeling of jealousy, in a sweet story that teaches the value of being grateful for what one has.’ Sunday Independent
‘A genuinely useful book for anxious children.’ Irish Independent
Praise for The Magic Moment:
‘The sort of book that could be genuinely helpful to an anxious child.’ The Irish Times
‘Teaches children a really simple and effective mindfulness technique for managing big feelings.’ Dr Malie Coyne
‘A book with an important message.’ Irish Independent
Niall Breslin (Bressie) is an Irish musician and producer. He has a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Interventions from University College Dublin. His memoir, Me and My Mate Jeffrey, was a number-one bestseller and winner of an Irish Book Award. His first children’s picture book, The Magic Moment, was a bestseller and included a mindfulness technique to help children explore difficult emotions, face their fears and return to the present moment.
Sheena Dempsey is a children’s book illustrator from Cork. Books she has illustrated include the multi-award-winning Dave Pigeon series, Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton, and her own children’s book with Walker Books. She lives in Kent.