Buddha at Bedtime : Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire Paperback
Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with ever-increasing amounts of stress, which can hinder their development.
The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, love and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child to face these challenges with inner confidence and calm.
Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book re-tells 20 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children.
Featuring superb, full-page illustrations, the stories will transport kids into an imaginary world of enlightenment and discovery where they will meet delightful characters and discover an easy-to-understand Buddhist message - one that will help them think about how they can apply values such as patience, perseverance, honesty and generosity to their own lives.
Designed to be read aloud by a parent or read by older children on their own, these compelling narratives provide a pleasurable, soothing transition into sleep.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, 4-colour throughout
- Publisher: Watkins Media
- Publication Date: 04/02/2010
- Category: Traditional
- ISBN: 9781844838806
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Review by LouBear
Buddha at Bedtime is a great book - the stories remind me of fables I used to read as a kid. The illustrations are great too! I like to include the book in my children's yoga class for storytime, the stories are short and only take about 5 to 7 minutes to read. I try to match the theme of the story to the theme of my class along with a short discussion of the moral of the story. While the intro of the book does go into some detail about Buddhism, I consider the book to be appropriate for children of other religious backgrounds (or no religious background) - the themes in the story are about kindness, respect, gratitude. Something children of all backgrounds should be learning and practicing - on and off the mat!