Published by Simon and Schuster
Summary: The world is full of noise, but if you stop, close your eyes, and listen, you can hear each individual sound. You can also listen to words: some are quick and snappy, others are long and leisurely. Words can be filled with joy or painful to hear. Sometimes if you listen carefully, you can hear the feelings of the person who is speaking the words. Even when it’s night and time for bed, there are still plenty of sounds around that you can listen for before falling asleep. Includes additional information about listening with definitions of terms like “startle response” and “bottom-up response”. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: An excellent resource to teach a variety of listening, focusing, and mindfulness skills, all presented in a child-friendly way. I loved the illustrations, which I realized were done by the creator of one of my favorite wordless picture books, Little Fox in the Forest.
Cons: A list of additional resources would have been nice,