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Breathe Deep, Little Sheep

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Firstly, I would like to thank Netgalley and Kodansha for providing me with an e-arc of the book. This review is based on my personal opinion and enjoyment of the book.

Super cute book on calming one self. Self soothing at its finest.
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An adorable book that is great as an introduction to mindful behaviors for little ones! There are a ton of books about mindfulness out there, but I havent seen many directed toward children, and this is a great option for easing into learning how to self soothe.
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Really loved it and so did my tiny nephew. This is an absolutely essential book - and not just for children in my opinion. I think we know that many parents will be learning right alongside their children and sometimes that makes things easier. Learning new things later in life does still carry a stigma unfortunately, and I think that teaching your children is an easy and simple way to introduce yourself to new ideas.
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I read this by myself and then to both my girls, who are two and seven. They both enjoyed this book and so did I!

I enjoy finding books/stories to read to my girls that goes over lessons and/or learning experiences. I find it extremely helpful to start having certain life lesson conversations after reading a book to my girls. Granted, my two year old is too young to have those type of conversations with but my seven year old is at that age where she is starting to critically think and try to understand and see things in a different view.

A difficult part of growing up is learning and understanding why we feel certain things. And for some kids its difficult to know how to process it. This book is lovely at demonstrating and teaching children how to cope with stressful situations.

The illustrations were also cute and my girls enjoyed them !

Thank you to Netgalley and Jessica Lee for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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A cute little story that introduces the idea of dealing with anxiety by focusing on one's breathing, moving around, finding a quiet spot and listening to the world around one, or breaking big things into smaller steps. The rhyming text and adorable illustrations should appeal to little ones, and the message is something everyone can use!

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Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of a honest review .


This book is a great way of teaching your little ones some soothing mantras!
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~ Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review ~

*Please note that this review was delayed due to a period of health complications

I love this book so much! "Breath Deep, Little Sheep" is the perfect balance of colourful, fun, and helpful, and achieves so much despite the simplicity of its concept. The text and advice is age appropriate. I can imagine this being very useful for children who are only just starting to understand the world around them and maybe getting a bit overwhelmed by it all. As a former highly sensitive child (now a highly sensitive adult), I wish something like this had been around when I found myself  being controlled by my emotions. Of course, my parents helped as much as they could; that said, I do feel like this could be a very good tool for modern parents who want their child to feel safe and secure in themselves.
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The nephew did not love this one as much as I did. Which is surprising, since he normally loves any books that feature different animals. Something about the words, maybe?

This is absolutely wonderful. It's a great book to wind down at the end of the day, about different animals and how they can each deal with the worries and anxieties that a lot of little ones can have.

I really did expect Jeremiah to like this more. Major bummer.
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This is a cute picture book on how to ease anxious thoughts. Sheep and other animals use techniques to calm down and help ease their anxiety that children can easily follow. This book held my daughter's attention with rhymes and adorable illustrations. Would recommend if you want to introduce calming techniques that are self-soothing.

Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.
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A sweet book to help children control their emotions and wind down. The pictures are adorable and the words are simple. Very nice addition to any child’s bookshelf!
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a temporary digital advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I highly recommend this one. I'm putting it on a list for when I have kids who will inevitably have anxiety like me. This is a super cute book that provides helpful self soothing tips and skills. The illustration is good and full of adorable baby animals.
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I received an electronic ARC from Andrews McMeel Publishing through NetGalley.
Charming animals help teach young readers how to calm down and relax by breathing deep, slow breaths. The various animals face situations that humans do and demonstrate how to relax and not be anxious. Readers can read the text for themselves or with an adult who can reinforce what the book is saying. Delightful illustrations help readers feel they are part of the scene too. Informative steps provided at the end of the book.
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My daughter thought this was too cute. Easy to read which is important to me, she loved the pictures. Definitely one she would ask me to read over and over again.
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In a world where anxiety is becoming more and more common in our children.  This book is a great introduction to mindfulness for children.  I will definitely be buying this for my grandchildren.
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This book aims to help young children with anxiety. It is a simple, short rhyme with colorful illustrations of animals employing self-soothing tools. After the story, it has a three-step guide for parents/caregivers to help their children work through their anxiety.

Each page has a different animal using a different strategy. I feel that the book might have been more effective if one character held the story together rather than several; it would have allowed for a child to relate to the character.

The illustrations are bright and colorful and simply adorable. Parents with children who suffer from anxiety may find this book to be helpful.

I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing.
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This book calmed me down so much while I was winding down for the night. Such a sweet book with even sweeter illustrations. This book is really important for little kids to teach them how to control and stabilize their emotions. Would recommend.
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Breathe Deep, Little Sheep by Jessica Lee is a useful resource to teach kids how to calm-down and ease their emotional pains and worries.

I really love the illustrations that go along with this helpful picture book. I think this is a truly valuable tool that will help some kids learn how to calm down from big emotions. Anxiety is a big and scary thing, especially for kids! Tools like this book can be beneficial and helpful. The steps they provide at the back of the book is also very useful.

All around, this is a sweet picture book that can be super helpful and is lots of fun to read!

Three out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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This is an excellent introduction for toddlers about mindfulness and self-affirmations. The illustrations were delightful and engaging and the rhyming was cute and catchy. I highly recommend.
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Breathe Deep, Little Sheep is a book for children to help them learn to deal with anxiety. I would encourage parents to read this first solo to see if it's a good fit for their child. It's written in a sing-songy rhyme that makes for soothing reading and the illustrations are colorful and cute... but there is one scene of a sheep with tears in its eyes that might upset some small children. Also: the word "exhale" might be tough for young readers. 

At the end of the book, there are some suggestions for parents. I thought the pinwheel idea was really clever.

I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Breathe Deep, Little Sheep introduces young children to the importance of learning to self calm when anxiety or worrying starts. Simple text offers strategies such as breathing deeply, taking a break somewhere quiet and talking about feelings. The illustrations feature animals and fit the strategies well. A perfect introduction to self calming and mindfulness.
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