HarperCollins Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness
HarperCollins Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness

Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness

By Maria Gianferrari


Publication Date: April 5, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

This irresistible picture book, illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling artist Pete Oswald, introduces young readers to mindfulness by encouraging them to simply be like a dog. 

Stretch while you rise. Wag your body. Greet the day!Feel what you’re feeling: Bark if you’re worried. Growl if you’re angry. Howl if you’re sad. Sing if you’re happy!Join a young boy and his dog as they experience every minute of the day to its fullest—from the second they wake up to the moment they fall asleep.Readers will love barking, growling, and howling along with the gentle cues in the book. Interactive back matter includes prompts for a mindfulness walk that engages all five senses, as well as a guided breathing exercise.

About the Author

Maria Gianferrari and her rescue dog Maple play race-and-chase in Massachusetts, rain or shine. She’s also the author of these pawsome dog “tails”: the Penny & Jelly books, Hello Goodbye Dog, Operation Rescue Dog, and the forthcoming To Dogs with Love. Can you tell that Maria loves dogs? Writing Being a Dog helped Maria feel joy again after losing her rescue dog Becca. You can learn more about Maria at her website, mariagianferrari.com.PETE OSWALD is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Couch Potato, The Cool Bean, The Good Egg, and The Bad Seed, all written by Jory John. The bestselling duo also created That’s What Dinosaurs Do together. Pete is the cocreator of Mingo the Flamingo and works on numerous highly successful animated franchises as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three sons. Visit Pete online at www.peteoswald.com.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: April 5, 2022

ISBN: 9780063067912

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