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The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful

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In The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful, Avril McDonald returns with some of the colourful, lovable characters from her Feel Brave series to help nurture young children's physical and mental well-being through a combination of activity and poetry.
The Purrfect Pawse uses rhythm, rhyme and repetition to encourage children to take a pause, stretch out and unwind with Catreen the cat. Its beautiful verse brings to life pleasant imagery that connects them with the wonders of nature. The gentle stretching activity is an ideal example of a `daily dose' of emotional well-being that children can effortlessly learn and incorporate into their day.
The book also features the enchanting poem `Stars in the Night', in which Wolfgang the wolf takes children on a magical starry journey into their minds to think about all the people, things and places they love, stir them around in a cup and drink them up like hot chocolate. `Stars in the Night' not only warms children's hearts but also helps them get into a powerful, positive state of mind.
Together, Catreen and Wolfgang offer both a positive message and an accessible level of activity that teachers can embed as part of their personal, social and health education (PSHE) objectives, and that parents can adopt for use at home with their children at any time (e.g. around the kitchen table, before bedtime).
Designed for use with 4- to 7-year-olds.

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27th November '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4 & to Squidge aged 1 aged 1
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
We enjoyed these calming stories a lot, it is an easy way to get going with simple yoga, some of which my daughter has done at nursery and school. We all joined in with doing the actions and enjoyed the pictures too. The addition of the dog story was really good, I think it would be a nice extra story to share at bedtime, it would make you dream nice things! 
27th November '18
I read it to Alexandra aged 6 aged 6
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
A brilliant introduction to yoga for the little ones in your life!  My daughter enjoys turning to her favourite pages to act out the yoga poses which are fun and simple to follow. The illustrations are truly beautiful and relaxing. I love the natural flow the book has and the poem 'Stars in the Night'. Such a lovely book... I recommend this book for every little yoga child!
27th November '18
I read it to Olivia2016 aged 2 aged 2 & to Amelia2018 aged 4 months aged 0
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
This is a very sweet short book, also included was a second story called “Stars in the night” which too was lovely.
Both remind us to take time to clear our minds and stretch our bodies.
27th November '18
I read it to Lisaanne aged 3 aged 3
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
My child enjoyed and had fun copying the cats stretching poses whilst being read to. We both liked the combination of having the cats stretching poses story and then the poem at the end. It was a very nice switch. A book that helps to get children up and moving and then afterwards relaxing and reflecting. 
27th November '18
I read it to Lisaanne aged 3 aged 3
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
My child enjoyed and had fun copying the cats stretching poses whilst being read to. We both liked the combination of having the cats stretching poses story and then the poem at the end. It was a very nice switch. A book that helps to get children up and moving and then afterwards relaxing and reflecting. 
27th November '18
I read it to Ewbomb aged 5 aged 5
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
This is a really lovely book and gives young children a great introduction to yoga, and calming exercises. We really enjoyed both doing the stretches and reading the poem ‘The Stars in the Night’ together. This will be a great book to continue to read before bedtime and I would really recommend it.
27th November '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
This is such a sweet book. My little ones loved doing the yoga exercises with me and copying the cat. It made us laugh to start with and I love the idea of doing this regularly to help us relax. The poem at the end was really heart warming and my little girl loved it. 
26th November '18
I read it to Samanna1 aged 4 aged 4
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
5 stars
This is a lovely little poem book. The cat is doing yoga poses so me and my daughter are going to give them ago. A very relaxing bedtime book. This book also included stars in the night which asks lovely questions and makes the child think about what they love. The illustrations are very calming. 
3rd December '18
I read it to fifebookboy aged 6 aged 6
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
4 stars
This is a nice introduction to yoga, or just quietening down and thinking. We had come across the breathing like hot chocolate concept before but this helped to reinforce it a bit. It's really easy for children to follow, with clear text and illustrations (must admit I didn't really like the illustration style). The layout was a little bit odd, being split into two halves suddenly, not something you often see in picture books. But having said that we found both exercises useful for calming down.
4th December '18
I read it to ElijahG aged 5 aged 5
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
3 stars
This is a sweet book but to be completely honest my kids weren’t particularly interested in it.  They read it once and that was it, but they did seem to enjoy it that time!  I’ve come across similar books which are more attractive and more engaging, but I’m sure other children will enjoy it.  Just maybe not one for us!
30th November '18
I read it to Babybookworm aged 4 aged 4
The Purrfect Pawse: A little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful 9781785833335
2 stars
If you're looking for a book to introduce children to yoga then I can see this being a great book but personally it didn't do anything for us. When it's storytime my daughter likes to snuggle in and this book was all about getting moving.
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About Avril McDonald

Avril McDonald has a Diploma of Education from Wellington College of Education, New Zealand, where she trained as a primary school teacher majoring in music and dance. She has had a varied career in digital entertainment. She launched Feel Brave to help teachers and parents find solutions to help children learn to deal with their emotions and to reach their...

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About Tatiana Minina

Avril McDonald has a Diploma of Education from Wellington College of Education, New Zealand, where she trained as a primary school teacher majoring in music and dance. She has had a varied career in digital entertainment. She launched Feel Brave to help teachers and parents find...

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