• Joy Hardin

The Present is a Gift



The Present is a Gift by Elchanan Ogorek is a great book for both children and adults. The author uses a teacher and his class to help explain the concept of mindfulness in simple terms. The story, theme, and illustrations work well to remind us of a different way to live our life.


I appreciate the message of the book. The author uses animals to capture children's curiosity and convey the importance of being "present" - living in the moment and grounding ourselves. By paying attention to the animals and nature we can learn to be mindful. I also appreciate the inclusion of simple line drawings representing different yoga poses and the different animals.


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