Title: Baby Loves: Calm
Author: Jennifer Eckford
Illustrator: Anna Katharina Jansen
Calm is the first title in a new board book series (Baby Loves) that introduces pre-schoolers to some of modern-day themes. From Aware to Zen, Calm teaches mindfulness and meditation concepts with a different word for each letter of the alphabet.
Anna’s illustrations are perfect for babies who will love the big contrasts and simple images that perfectly illustrate Jennifer’s mindfulness concepts.
With much of the world currently experiencing some form of lockdown, the words which particularly stood out for me were: G for grateful, I for inspiration and V for vivid (which has a picture of a rainbow). Right now, we all need to find the joy in the little things.
Now more than ever, mindfulness is something we all need in our lives. This board book is a perfect place to start teaching this important skill to young children. Most of the words have one page, but C for Calm has a double page and it really is the perfect title for this little gift book as it does sum up the feeling this book creates.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, Quarto
Publication date: 4 August 2020
I am very grateful to the publisher for letting me read this book via Net Galley. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.