In this picture book for children and adults, illustrated by Jim Durk, who is adored by thousands of children for his many Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the Steam Engine books, a young boy discovers his mind is like a puppy, always wandering away, into the past or the future He sets about learning to train his puppy mind to heel to the present moment Through remembering to breathe, the boy becomes a stronger and caring master of his puppy mind, keeping it in the present, if only for a moment Includes a link to a discussion guide for parents and teachers....
|Publisher||:||Plum Blossom September 13, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||22 pages|
|File Size||:||862 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Puppy Mind Reviews
Our 20 month old is learning strategies to calm his body (his emotions are EXTRA high lately) and this book has done a great job of introducing him to that concept. Although I feel like the overall message is for a child a few years older than him, he still loves the large, bright illustrations and that of course there's a puppy on each page. I think by the time he's 3 or 4, he'll truly understand and be able to apply the lesson of "mindfulness" that this book teaches.
This might be good for adults or teenagers but not age appropriate for children under 6. It's kind of negative for most of the book but then reminds you to breath towards the end. Might be good for someone with anxiety who is being introduced to meditation.
I have been using this book in several pre-K and K-5 classrooms where I teach mindfulness. Illustrations are beautiful; the text is straightforward for all young kids. Kids just love it, and they easily understand how a puppy behaves and doesn't always listen when we ask it to be still. It gives young students comfort to read that it is normal for our minds to act like puppies. This is a great book to teach kids that with practice it is possible to train our mind to stay in the present moment for a while, just like a puppy learns over time.
I love this book! I've been sharing it with the kids in my yoga classes and they think it's wonderful. Beautifully written and illustrated. Whenever I see the cover and the cute puppy's face, it makes me smile.
We loved the book so much we purchase 4 more copies as gifts. Puppy Mind is a playful take on Monkey Mind a common Buddhist teaching about the mind jumping from thought to thought. Puppies are more relatable for children and the illustrations are top notch! Mr. Nance's rhyme cadence in the story telling is captivating and fun! If you have a child who has a puppy mind this book is for you. Even if they don't its a great story book!
Simple without being simple-minded. Clear without talking down. Well done--and I hope there are many more from this author!
I bought this for my grandson's and they had me read it over and over! They loved it and its a great message. When they got upset, I'd remind them to take 3 deep breaths and they did!
This book is so cute, sweet, easy to read, long enough but not too long, and my son loves it. I don’t think he quite understands the symbolism but it has a great message and I love reading it to him. Definitely one of our favorites.