Review & Giveaway: Audrey’s Journey – Loving Kindness by Kerry Alison Wekelo

Help kids explore the concept of “loving kindness” with this great new book!

This new book in the “Audrey’s Journey” series teaches kids the concept of offering love & happiness to themselves, to their family and to all living creatures. “May ___ be safe. May ___ be happy. May ___ be peaceful. May ___ be healthy. May ___ walk with love in ___ heart.”. The book is beautiful and I LOVE the concept of teaching kids to send loving kindness & positive thoughts….. however in the settings I work in I have to be very careful to avoid using words that convey any religious connotation. Folks here view “meditation” in that light. I will still use this book with the kids but will modify how I read it (by substituting “love”, “this” and “loving kindness” for “metta” and “meditation” ).

A sneek-peek inside the book:

   

Book Description

Audrey has a love for music and creating rhymes on her drum. When Audrey plays her drum she is filled with love and happiness. In this journey, Audrey envisions how Metta Meditation can help to spread love and kindness to all living things.
  • Paperback: 20 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (June 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477223959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477223956
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 inches

Price at the time of this post:$17.99. Available for purchase on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Audreys-Journey-Kerry-Alison-Wekelo/dp/1477223959 and AuthorHouse: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000554390/Audreys-Journey.aspx.

The Grand Prize Package will also include this cool white All is Awesome tank in your choice of size (S, M, L, XL). Tanks are available for order on the author’s website listed above.

 

Want to extend a “loving kindness” theme? Check out this great free song: http://charityandthejamband.bandcamp.com/track/loving-kindness  :)

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own.

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention how you would be using this book with your child or the children you work with. Must also indicate the size of All is Awesome white tank you would want if you win the Grand Prize Package (tank sizes: S, M, L, XL). Details count in determining the Grand Prize Package winner. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  2. For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this book. If you only enter via blog post comment, you must also send me an e-mail with your mailing address (send to amoorad1@juno.com). You will not need to do this if you also entered via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook since your address will be provided on that entry(comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address).* Helpful Info & Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save you the step of e-mailing me your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. FYI…. I use a free app from Shortstack for that tab and have no control over technical difficulties either on their end or on Facebook. In the event that you experience difficulties with the tab you can submit an entry via e-mail providing your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, how you would be using the book. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com. Unfortunately Facebook rules prohibit me from accepting entries directly from posts or comments on Facebook.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on August 13, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) grand prize package winner & three (3) book winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on August 14, 2012.
  • The Grand Prize Package winner will receive 1 copy of the book AND 1 All is Awesome white tank in the size indicated in their entry. The three book winners will each receive 1 copy of the book.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $17.99 – book, $10.00 – tank

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids book & tank but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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3 responses to this post.

  1. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners:

    * Grand Prize Winner (book + tank): Linda Broderick

    * Book winners: Becky Roper, Laurea Palmantier & Joanna Oneal

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! All the entries were so touching….. I wish we could send a book & tank to each one of you!

    Be looking for another fun review & giveaway on OMazing Kids soon :)

    Thanks!

    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
    E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
    Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/
    Blog: http://omazingkidsllc

  2. Here are the comments from the entries received via the “Enter Giveaways Here…” tab on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:

    Grand Prize Winning Entry:

    I would love to have a copy of this book so that I could do a volunteer read aloud at my local library. My community has a high percentage of children who meet poverty guidelines. They also mostly have parents who are non-English, or limited English speakers. As a result, they face daily stress. I think introducing them to meditation through this way would be great. I would borrow a drum from our local music shop (who’s very phillantrophic) and use it as a prop to engage the children. Pick me :) please??

    3 Book Winner Entries:

    I am a kindergarten teacher who works more on a social curriculum than an academic one. Kids will be ready to learn core curriculum when their minds feel safe and happy. To that end, we start the day with yoga poses, talk about how certain actions can change how we feel, and read loads of stories like “Zen Shorts” by Jon Muth. I think Audrey’s Journey would help me make my classroom the place kids of all ages want to be.

    This looks like a great book to add to my kids yoga collection. My daughter will be heading to kindergarten this year and son to preschool. I think that loving kindness is one of the most important things we can teach our children, especially when sending them out into the world. I am also planning on doing some karma yoga with my Child Development Centre and this would be a great book to include.

    Hi! I would love to receive a copy of this book to use. I am a registered yoga teacher and I teach yoga to kids. I volunteer my time teaching throughout the school year at a local elementary school and am looking to expand to at least one more elementary school and a teen center this next school year. I think that yoga is such an important skill for kids to learn at a young age. Not only do they learn about their bodies but also about life, about compassion, patience, pride, kindness, and so many other wonderful values… all without being “religious”. I am so happy and proud to be able to have an impact on as many kids as I do. I am always looking for books to use and new ways to reach the kids and excited them about yoga and life. Thanks!

    Other Entries:

    I work with a group of toddlers in my home-based center. I recently participated in a ‘Storyoga’ workshop and am looking at titles to increase our ‘peacefulness’ and
    yoga-movements. This book seems like a really great one!

    I would use it in my yoga class when we focus on being kind and doing for others.

    I love to use books in my kids yoga classes.

    This book would serve as a wonderful resource for my Storytime Yoga classes for kids ages 3-12 in Jacksonville, FL!!

    I take care of 6 toddlers every day, I will be able to use this as a teaching tool for them ;)

    I am a mom & school social worker in a bldg of over 800 kids. Personally, I’m committing to daily loving kindness meditation each day of year. I am participating in Mindful Education Institutes yearlong training of 90 educators, yoginis, therapist across nation including 4 from Canada & 1 from Thailand. Will be creating secular mindful curriculum for kids and to train teachers, staff & parents. Would LOVE to share your book w/ kids, training cohort & parents. I dream of having kids & families doing daily loving kindness meditation. I CAN imagine that. I will do what I can to cultivate those loving kindness seeds. Excited to learn about your new book!

  3. Posted by Laurea Palmantier on August 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

    This looks like a great book to add to my kids yoga collection.My daughter will be heading to kindergarten this year and son to preschool.I think that loving kindness is one of the most important things we can teach our children,especially when sending them out into the world.I am also planning on doing some karma yoga with my Child Development Centre and this would be a great book to include.

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