Interesting and so true!
Book Title: Yummy Me Feels So Good by Lion Iam
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre: children’s feelings. baby animals, children’s social situations, self esteem, mindfulness, parenting
Publisher: Funny Bird Production
Release date: January, 2020
Yummy Me Feels So Good isn’t just another story book. It is something you can use with your kids and grandkids for many years. Simple and childlike, kids identify with the gentle creatures within. Absolutely beautiful, Yummy Me is a genius way of helping children immediately connect with the world of emotions through enchanting animal friends. The images and words are so simple and therefore can be grasped by children and adults of all ages. The book can easily open up space for a dialogue about emotions between an adult and a child, all the while being playfully disguised as animal talk. Children laugh and grimace as they flip through the pages, mirroring the emotions they feel on the pages. Yummy Me is a great doorway to explore the sometimes difficult arena of emotions, both for children, teachers and parents.
Rather than labeling certain emotions as “good” or “bad”, these emotions simply get space to be as they are, and encourage the reader to remember that they too will pass. The final message of the book that we are in fact “none of these” me’s is a loving reminder that at any moment we can start our day again from joy. “I have seen firsthand how taking out this book can transform a child’s tantrum into a smile and eventually bursts of laughter.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
As an adult, I understand that the goal of the text is to explain to children that it’s okay to feel different emotions and that each emotion is temporary. Because children won’t understand that when reading this book on their own, it should be read aloud and discussed at least the first time or two.
Yummy Me Feels So Good has great illustrations. They’re colorful, some are well done, while others look like they were drawn by a child. The different animals clearly show the different emotions being discussed. I think children will enjoy all of them.
I haven’t had a chance to read this to my niece, but I can see it becoming something she’ll use often: “I’m angry me” or “I’m hungry me.” I look forward to sharing this book with her and my grandchildren!
“Lion I AM validates and assists children to experience emotions in a conscious manner — essential to learning and gaining self-knowledge. Scientific research has demonstrated that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. Yummy Me Feels So Good will help you and your child learn to be “Lions of Love,” to consciously choose and express effectively what you are feeling. Being watchful and strong like the Lion brings acceptance and maturity in the ever changing world of feelings. Then everyone can share this “feeling of magic” and joy with others.” – Harold H Bloomfield MD, N.Y. Times bestselling author
About the Author
The author Lion I Am lives on a beautiful island with lots of trees and animals. He likes quiet spaces in nature just like his animal friends. He enjoys talking to the turtles, dolphins and whales when they’re around. Like the Lion he enjoys relaxing in nature and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals and that of the wind in the trees and bamboos. He especially loves the beach and the ocean surf. One of his favorite things is swimming in the strong waves in the ocean. He loves playing with children and animals. They help him laugh at all his passing Me’s and his funny moods. The children and animals remind him to be grateful for life here on this beautiful Earth. Lion I Am loves to visit with teachers and children who read the Lion I Am books together and share their feelings and playfulness together. The Funny Bird Productions mop top birds sing “All there is is Love, Love is all there is. Love is all there is, All you need is Love” They know the important things in life.
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I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
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About the Author
Christie Mann has made it her mission to be an ‘ever-student’ to fulfill her purpose of being a leader who develops leaders, who develop leaders. Christie is an author, spiritual psychologist, leadership coach, learning consultant, trainer, speaker and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher who designs and facilitates transformational content and experiences that make our world a happier, healthier and more connected place to be. At 13-years-old, Christie’s life suddenly and dramatically shifted when she suffered some devastating losses and was thrust into a leadership position, which subsequently, impacted her relationship with her own emotional growth. She has spent the better part of the past two decades on her own corrective path and, because of this, has a sincere desire to encourage others to have a healthier and more responsible relationship with their emotions.
She is the creator of The Adventures of Lil’ Sass, a series of personal development books for young people, accompanied by supporting accessories & experiences – a brand that teaches the importance and value of being with our own emotions and shows us how much JOY we can experience when we allow ourselves to be fully self-expressed. She draws inspiration for the characters, stories and accessories from her own life experiences and her learnings from Therapy, the Co-Active methodology through CTI, a Master’s Degree in the Practices and Principles of Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and her practice of the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga. Christie also obtained an Undergraduate-Degree in Media, Information and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario.
Originally from a small town in Ontario, Canada, Christie now lives in Venice Beach, California where you can find her at the Venice Roller Rink, the sunny shores of the Santa Monica Pier or at RAMA, a local Kundalini Yoga studio. An Auntie many times over, she’s in awe of children’s resilience and emotional flexibility and champions adults’ rights to have and express emotions too.