I Am Well: Mind, Body, and Healthy Habits

HarperFestival. (Om Child). Feb. 2022. 18p. Board $8.99. ISBN 9780063068421.
PreS-K–This brightly colored board book serves as a primer for the very young on how to live a healthy yoga-inspired lifestyle. Seven healthy habits are identified at the start of the book, with a spread devoted to each. The child-friendly habit names are listed as headings, with subheadings providing the common monikers from the wellness community: “Breathe deeply” is renamed “Meditation,” and “Be kind to ourselves” is subtitled “Self-care.” A couple of simplistic sentences explain how Om Child practices each habit and what benefits they receive. A diverse group of wide-eyed children embody Om Child. They move through a bold, color-saturated world, joyfully practicing the seven healthy habits. While the content is not as likely to inspire excited movement or meditative calm as other works in the growing kid yoga market, it is hard to argue with the wisdom of the touted habits.
VERDICT This introduction to the concept of wellness is recommended as an additional purchase, particularly where the other entries in the “Om Child” series are popular.

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