A Celebration of Mindfulness
Kat Bovey Katie Wilson
Flowerpot Childrens Press
Celebrate Mindfulness by finding patience in everyday scenarios
Have patience while you play.Have patience while you wait.Have patience for others.
The latest addition to the A Celebration of Mindfulness series helps readers find ways to have patience in everyday scenarios. From learning something new to having patience for the people and the world around us, each spread provides examples of ways little ones can take the time to slow down.
About the A Celebration of Mindfulness series: Along with Peace, Love, Joy, Kindness, and I Am, Patience is part of the A Celebration of Mindfulness series from Flowerpot Press. Featuring visually appealing spot UV and foil text cover enhancements, this series aims to encourage mindfulness in young readers as they enjoy the delightful illustrations and familiar scenarios.
Kat Bovey is a stay-at-home mum to her two toddlers in Ontario, Canada. She works as a full-time mum and a part-time content writer for a consulting firm. Reflecting on her experience growing up as the second youngest in a large British family of seven, Kat began establishing a set of "parenting hacks." Among these hacks, she encourages her toddlers to spell out the word patience when overwhelmed with waiting (even when they were so young they could only repeat the sounds). She went on to use this as inspiration for her first published children's book, Patience. Her intention with the book is to help children take pause, refocus their thought process, understand that some things take time, and ultimately to help instill the value of patience—especially in an age of instant gratification. Kat attributes her creative problem solving in parenting to her former life as a project manager, her upbringing, and to her wonderful children who inspire her every day.
Katie Wilson is an illustrator based in beautiful New Zealand. She has an eye for the small things that live in quiet places. Her illustrations are peaceful, but with a sense of whimsy. She enjoys gray days, gardening, and spending time with animals, both wild and tame.