Slow Down: 50 Mindful Moments in Nature
All around us, nature is working wonders. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it’s not always easy to see them . . . In this beautiful illustrated collection, 50 moments in nature are paused for you to watch them in detail. Then you should go outside, and explore, and see what you find when you take the time to slow down. Gorgeously illustrated, this charming collection celebrates the small wonders happening all around us every day.
With fifty mindful moments, you get a little bit of everything, from animals to weather. For example, there's a cat and mouse chase and then another one shows you how a snowflake forms. There's also a spider making its web, a snake shedding its skin, and a squirrel burying its nuts. The illustrations are soft which fits the overall theme of the book since it's all about being mindful.
My daughter enjoyed this book because she loves animals. She liked the moments that were new to her, like the butterfly coming out of its cocoon. I enjoyed reading this to her because there are a lot of things I don't think about on a normal day. It makes me truly want to slow down and take in my surroundings.
Final Verdict: Overall, SLOW DOWN educates children about moments in nature that most other books might not address. The soft and relaxing theme makes this a contender for a descent bedtime story.