I’m a high school English teacher and I shared this book with sophomores during a unit on mindfulness. They loved it. We had a spirited debate as to what is the best age for kids to read this. As 16 year olds they loved it, and found well over a dozen messages in the story about how to be present and how to manage the mind and all of its worry. I think it’s great for younger kids, even little ones, no, they won’t get the message by themselves, but that’s the power behind the point. I envision a small child picking this as his favorite to be read to every night. She may not fully understand the messages, even when she gets to that point of having it memorized (the rhyming is Dr. Suess-like) but she will be enchanted by the illustrations and I believe the gentle messages will take hold subconsciously. Mom and dad can benefit from these messages as well. The stories are so brilliant, her whole series is fantastic and exactly what our children need–positive and loving messages of love and acceptance. I have never been so impressed with a children’s book and Katie Mullaly has several. Every age can take away something valuable.
Great Book For Everyone!!!
The Land of Now is an incredible book with deep meaning. It discusses the importance of staying present and mindful in a kid friendly format, that is appealing to all ages.
READ IT!!! Highly Recommend
This is a great message for adults and kids. I read this book in my sophomore honors English class and it was really well written.
This book is great for all ages and teaches such great lesson about how to view life, no matter whether you are old or young! Loved it!
Great message that any age can understand.
The illustrations were great and flowed with the story perfectly. Overall a great book.