Kids’ Book Review: Review: Take A Breath

Bob the bird is still young and can’t fly like all the other birds.

It seems like he’s reminded at every turn that he’s not like the others.

Frustrated and anxious that he can’t keep up with the other birds Bob tries to distract himself.

He also practices flying and tries various tactics to help (catapults, balloons, and a hat with a propeller), but it doesn’t help.

He’s worried he will never be able to fly and the more he dreams, the more difficult it is.

Eventually, Bob blurts out his worries to Crow, who has experienced problems of his own, and has some advice. Crow explains how mindful breathing can make all the difference.

It takes Bob time to learn how to really breath, but with Crow’s help he turns things around and remembers to believe in himself.

Take A Breath is relatable for children and adults, and the illustrations of the bright red little bird by author and illustrator Suejean Rim demonstrate the power of simplicity.

Take A Breath is a sweet story that shows how being aware and patient can help us manage emotions and take steps forward, even when they can seem difficult. A wonderful book for young and old.

Title: Take A Breath

Author/Illustrator: Suejean Rim

Publisher: Allen & Unwin , $24.99

Publication Date: May 2022

Format: hardcover

ISBN: 9781761066597

For ages: 4+

Type: Picture Book

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