Surfing the Waves of Emotions in Jaimal Yogis’ Book for Kids and Parents

“I felt my breathing, in and out like tides. I remembered angry waves are natural. I tried to see anger as a wave. I saw I had a choice.” Mop is a boy who loves to surf the waves of ocean but sometimes struggles with strong emotions when having a bad day at school or doing daily chores. How to cope with anger when you rather want to kick or break something?

Mop’s mum takes her son to the beach and gives him a clever tip on mindfulness. She shows that it is possible to surf the waves of emotions too. “Just breathe and let those waves pass. Like the ocean, your mind is always changing.”

“Mop Rides the Waves of Life” written by Jaimal Yogis and illustrated by Matthew Allen was published in summer of 2020 by Plum Blossom Books. Photo by Beach Books.

“Mop Rides the Waves of Life” is a wise and beautiful book for kids (and their parents) written by Jaimal Yogis, dad of three boys, and illustrated by artist Matthew Allen, former art director of Surfer Magazine. Jaimal and Matthew are also passionate surfers. Look, how cool the book is!

“I love to SURF. A lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot.”
“On Wednesday Mom made me help her clean the van – even the moldy banana peel between the seats. And on Thursday we ran out of my favorite cereal. It was officially a BAD week.”
“When happy feeling come, enjoy them. But when happy feelings go, smile and keep paddling. There are always more good waves coming.”
“all the way back to the beach!”

Thank you Earlita Chenault from Parallax Press for the book.

Sea Library has another book by Jaimal Yogis, his memoir “All our Waves are Water”, filled with ocean, writer’s life and Buddhism and published a few years ago. Borrow both! ⁣⁣

3 Comments

  1. Tik ļoti labas ilustrācijas !

    piektd., 2020. g. 4. sept., plkst. 09:41 — lietotājs Sea Library () rakstīja:

    > Anna Iltnere posted: ” “I felt my breathing, in and out like tides. I > remembered angry waves are natural. I tried to see anger as a wave. I saw I > had a choice.” Mop is a boy who loves to surf the waves of ocean but > sometimes struggles with strong emotions when having a bad day” >

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