Honeycake: Counting All My Blessings
Honeycake: Counting All My Blessings - A Children's Picture Book About Gratitude And Overcoming Jealousy
Literary Titan Gold Winning Book
Royal DragonFly Book Awards Finalist
Speak up Radio Firebird Book Award Winner
Gratitude is a powerful tool to make those icky feelings of jealousy from the "Green-Eyed Monster" disappear.
"Counting All My Blessings" is a story with social emotional learning (SEL) in mind. It has been praised by parents and teachers worldwide.
When there's a new baby in your home, it's easy for a child to feel jealous or forgotten because the baby will need lots of attention and care. But having the right people there for you can change everything. You can learn to be thankful for all the things in your life instead of focusing on the bad things.
In the next installment of the delightful Honeycake book series, Nala's mom and papa are celebrating the birth of their newborn son. But, when baby Luka receives so many presents and all the attention, Nala becomes angry and green with envy.
With the help of her grandmother, Nala learns the importance of gratitude and how being thankful for all the wonderful things she has in her life equips her with a powerful tool to make those icky feelings of jealousy from the "Green-Eyed Monster" disappear.
This book teaches children the importance of gratitude and how to focus on what matters most in life. Showing gratitude is a great way to find balance in the materialistic culture we live in today.
Readers give this book and series a 5.0 out of 5 stars!
A GREAT EXERCISE IN GRATITUDE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
"After reading Honeycake: Family of Spices, I fell in love with Nala and her grandma. I knew I had to read Honeycake: Counting All My Blessings by Medea Kalantar. Nala has been staying with her aunt and uncle while her parents are at the hospital. Her mom is about to have a baby. After the baby is born, Nala's aunt and uncle take her and her grandparents to the hospital for a visit. When they arrive, there are other relatives also there to see the new baby. Many have brought gifts. But Nala is having a difficult time with this change. Everyone seems to be giving the new baby more attention than her. And of course Nala wants to know why the baby gets so many presents and she isn't getting anything. When Nala cries out, grandma decides it's time to go outside for some fresh air. Then grandma helps Nala talk through her feelings and gives Nala something special. The illustrations for Counting All My Blessings are bigger than in Family of Spices which will definitely help when reading to larger groups. Preschool is an age and when many children are adjusting to new siblings so it is a great time to read this book and talk through feelings of all kinds. For a home library, this would be a good book to read a few times before a new baby arrives. I especially like how not only did the font size change, but also the text color changed when Nala was speaking with bigger feelings."
It's the perfect gift for all teachers and children, preschool through grade 3. It helps caregivers and educators start an age-appropriate conversation on the importance of gratitude and help children cope with a range of emotions and teach them that they indeed hold the power to choose their actions and reactions.
Parents and Teachers Toolbox: Honeycake is an empowering series curated to empower young children to become aware of big emotions.
About the Author
Kalantar, Medea: - Medea Kalantar, a Reiki Master and Practitioner, is an award-winning author of a new children's book series called Honeycake. Medea was inspired to write these books when she became a grandmother. Her stories are all based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe, and it's the reason that she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes. With more lovely stories to tell, Honeycake will be followed by a series of books. Each one tells valuable life lessons and gives parents and children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives. These books will teach children how to do random acts of kindness, have honest and open communication, and practice gratitude. Children will even discover how to meditate and manage their emotions when things don't go their way. Medea writes her stories to help young readers count their blessings and to share positive messages about diverse multicultural families.