Written and illustrated by JO LORING-FISHER
Taking time to listen. Taking time to feel. Taking time to cherish you, and also cherish me. This poem is inspired by principles of mindfulness and invites children around the world to gaze, wonder and marvel at this astonishing planet we call home.
'Simply exquisite' – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
'An absolutely stunning book focusing on taking time to enjoy our world and the wonder of it all around us' – The Book Activist
'A dreamy picture book inspired by the principles of mindfulness' – Library Girl and Book Boy
'This book got raving reviews right across the board. I highly, highly recommend this book' – TOPPSTA
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I love this book. The illustrations are beautiful and it’s a wonderful reminder to us all to pause, take a breath and appreciate the beauty that is all around!
Wonderful images and settings for a calming atmosphere and nice message.
This is a fantastic introduction to the principles of mindfulness for children. Taking time to appreciate life is a universal concept and this is absolutely a universal book, that will resonate with children from all social and cultural backgrounds. Jo’s inclusion of keepsakes from cultures across the globe is a lovely way for children to learn about other cultures in a way that is still relatable to their own lives.
It’s hard to describe, but I have a real sense of being at peace whenever I read this book. I am left feeling calm and grateful for all the wonderful things in the world. Taking Time really does show the power and beauty of a picture book!
A delightful read!
Beautiful book for adults and children. It reminds us all to realise and appreciate all that we have. To take stock and see the positives in our world. Absolutely stunning illustrations.