“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” 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!
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!