An enchanting intergenerational children's story and picture book about gratitude and mindfulness, enhanced by Seng Soun Ratanavanh's gorgeous Japanese-inspired illustrations.
Miyuki can't wait to begin her day of play, but her grandfather is engaged in tai chi and meditation. Miyuki's curiosity is piqued, and soon Miyuki is excited to learn to meditate too! "When do we start?" she asks repeatedly. Grandfather enjoys the warm sun and stops to smell a rose, inviting Miyuki to join him.
Together they admire the garden, observe the river, and gaze at the clouds. An afternoon spent in contemplation of nature deepens their gratitude for each other and the world around them, and Miyuki comes to understand that meditation takes the form of small acts of mindfulness throughout her day.
This endearing story invites young readers to appreciate the many small moments of delight and wonder.
Prize-winning writer, poet, and children's book author Roxane Marie Galliez has a doctorate in the history of ancient civilizations and traveled the Pacific Islands for several years as a researcher and journalist. She lives near Saint-Etienne, France.
A graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Paris, illustrator and painter Seng Soun Ratanavanh lives just outside of Paris, France.