Review: "The Present Is a Gift"

The Present is a Gift is a children's picture book that takes us on a journey to achieve mindfulness. Readers are transported from a classroom out into nature to observe animals in yoga poses and practicing mindfulness. Children will enjoy the illustrations and learn to live in the moment, reduce stress and build confidence. Included in the book is a kid-friendly mindfulness guide that learners of all ages will love.






“The Present is a Gift” is a good book that can help you learn about mindfulness.  In the book, you meet eight animals who each teach you a lesson, and you can use the lessons learned in the book to help you stay positive


Before reading this book, I’ve never even heard of mindfulness. This book really showed me how important it is to be aware of the world and the simple but important things that life has to offer. 


I know sometimes people can be so into their cell phones and tablets that they can get distracted from the simple stuff that life has to offer. This book reminds you how doing something as simple as stopping to take a deep breath can really help you to feel better.


I would recommend this book to other kids and families. This book can really help make it easy for kids to talk to their families about how they feel about themselves, and can help them see the value of the important but simple things that life has to offer.  I would like to read more books from this author. 


 About the author 


Elchanan is an author and social worker with a passion for teaching the importance of embracing the positive side of life, living in the moment and having a happy and positive attitude. Elchanan discovered the rewards of yoga and mindfulness several years ago. He has fully embraced yoga as a positive exercise and has embraced mindfulness to achieve balanced living and deeper appreciation. Elchanan's mindset is helping him raise his children to be attentive, appreciative and mindful of people, animals and their surroundings. Elchanan was inspired to publish his first children’s book after the birth of his first son and has an upcoming book inspired by both of his sons. His first book, A’s B’s C's Oh My!, provides fun and informative facts about animals in a simple way children can appreciate and understand. His second book, The Present is a Gift, teaches children focus and mindfulness through the observation of mindful animals practicing yoga. Through his books, he hopes to guide parents on how to raise children with an understanding of the importance of love, kindness, gratefulness and respect. 


Elchanan is a devoted father to his two sons, Leo and Oliver, and loves to spend his downtime with them and his wife, Allison. 





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