May All People & Pigs be happy
Great news!! I’m pleased to announce North Atlantic Books will be publishing May All People & Pigs Be Happy. With Penguin Random House as the distributor; this new children’s picture book will be arriving at a bookstore near you in October 2019. The mission of this book is to nurture children's innate empathy and care through the practice of loving-kindness meditation.
May All People and Pigs Be Happy follows seven-year-old Claire and her stuffed pig, Pigalina, through a series of encounters - with an angry friend, an elderly neighbor, and a loud, angry driver. From Pigalina, Claire learns some simple phrases that help her to feel kinder toward herself and others. First she learns: May I be safe. May I be happy. May I feel love. These few words help Claire feel happier, more focused, and kinder toward others in her life. With each new encounter, Pigalina teaches Claire to expand her kindness—first to May you be safe, then to May we be safe, and, finally, to, May all people and pigs be safe.