Thank You, Miyuki

by: Roxane Marie Galliez and Seng Soun Ratanavanh

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Thank You, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez, illustrations by Seng Soun Ratanavanh / ISBN 9781616899011 / 32-page hardcover, about 9 x 12.5, from Princeton Architectural Press

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"Probably the best mindfulness picture book I'll ever have the pleasure to meet....In this latest title, Miyuki begs her Grandpa to show her how to meditate. She then proceeds to act EXACTLY like a small child would, never staying still, flitting about like a butterfly while her grandfather takes everything in slowly. And yet, by the end of the book, it turns out that Miyuki, in her own way, has been paying attention to the world around her. A book that beautifully brings to life Miyuki's observation, 'doesn't it feel good to be here right now?'" - School Library Journal

Miyuki and her grandfather return in an enchanting intergenerational story enhanced by Seng Soun Ratanavanh's gorgeous Japanese-inspired illustrations. Miyuki's curiosity is piqued by her grandfather's morning meditation routine, and she is eager to learn this new skill. Her wise and patient grandfather first takes her on a walk in the garden. "When do we start to meditate?" she asks repeatedly. Grandfather enjoys the warm sun and stops to smell a rose, inviting Miyuki to join him. Their walk in the garden, filled with many tender moments, heightens their gratitude for each other and for the world around them. Miyuki comes to understand that in the small acts of mindfulness throughout her day, she learned how to meditate.