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Sunday 29 December 2019

Review: I Am Love: A Book of Compassion

I Am Love is a heartwarming book that celebrates love.

Yoga and mindfulness teacher, Susan Verde, shares affirmations that will inspire readers to talk, connect, act and open their heart.

These wise words, combined with Peter H Reynolds soft and delightful illustrations, will help assist children in discovering how love can conquer hurt, anger, sadness and fear. Through love we are able to express compassion, comfort and gratitude.

We discover that outward expressions of love are shown in how we interact with others via words, actions and gestures.

When we look inward we are able to care for the health of our mind and body. The affirmations can help readers recognise that it is okay to seek help from others and  '...that no one is perfect.' Verde's book includes a heart meditation and instructions for three yoga poses that are heart-opening.

The book does not shy away from harder concepts that 'Love is effort' and it also about remembering '...those I've loved before.'

If you like the co-creations of Verde and Reynolds read I Am Yoga and You and Me. Also seek out these Peter H Reynolds books; Say Something, Ish, The Dot and The Smallest Gift of Christmas.

Title: I Am Love
Author: Susan Verde
Illustrator: Peter H Reynolds
Publisher: Abrams Books, $ 19.99
Publication Date: 17 September 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781419737268
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book