Peaceful pigs demonstrate the many benefits of meditation.
A practiced certified children's meditation instructor presents a picture book that teaches the basics of meditation in a lively, simple package that should be irresistible to young children. A harried family of pigs, illustrated with vividly color-saturated full-color cartoon drawings, copes with the stresses of everyday life. They run out the door to school, dog barking and television blaring ("You feel like you can't slow down. Even when you're sitting down!"), and get into quarrels: "It can be hard not to lose your temper when you're angry and you can get really frustrated when things don't go your way." The solution is meditation, with a parent setting up a quiet spot where the child can "just breathe, breathe, breathe." The author offers visualization tips for meditation and the observation that the practice "makes it easier to accept things that happen and stop wishing for things to be different."