Peace, Bugs, and Understanding
An Adventure in Sibling Harmony
Illustrated by Youme Nguyen Ly
Lily and her little sister Ruby are having a picnic when Ruby spoils their game of checkers. Lily lashes out but soon gets absorbed in a wonderful book, the story of her great grandfather’s encounter with a strange looking frog-like creature called Anger. The precious old journal teaches Lily about Metta, a technique that has helped people transform anger into loving kindness for thousands of years.
With original watercolors by award-winning illustrator Youme Nguyen Ly, Peace, Bugs, and Understanding is an invaluable tool for parents and teachers, and will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, while teaching them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation.
Gail Silver, J.D., E-RYT, RCYT, is the author of Mindful Bea and The Worry Tree and the award-winning Anh’s Anger children’s book series. The trilogy includes Anh’s Anger, (winner of the Skipping Stones award for multicultural awareness), Steps and Stones, (nominated for a Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award), and Peace, Bugs, and Understanding. Lauded by Publisher’s Weekly as “a winning series,” the stories provide children with engaging narratives to help them successfully navigate difficult emotions with meditation and mindfulness. A contributing writer to Lion's Roar, Bust, and screenwriter of the animated family film, Planting Seeds of Mindfulness, Gail is best known for accessing the hearts of children through a combination of humor and realistic dialogue to share the teachings of mindfulness. Prior to becoming a yoga and mindfulness educator, Gail was an attorney specializing in children’s advocacy law. Gail currently runs Yoga Child, Inc. and The School Mindfulness Project Inc. You can follow all her news at gailsilver.com.