"Right here,/ right now,/ you are reading this book." Amazing things can happen when you slow down and focus on the moment! In this picture book by Julia Denos, kids are led on an adventure in mindfulness, meditation, and curiosity as they imagine everything that could be happening in each moment, from the large scale — our spinning Earth, the rain forming in clouds above our heads — to the small — the ground underneath our feet, or the pictures in a book. In the end, the story circles back to the reader: "Right here, right now, / YOU are becoming."
This exquisitely thoughtful book encourages kids to imagine their moment in the broader moment, and celebrates the connections that we don't always see. Luminous mixed-media artwork by E. B. Goodale provides the perfect counterpoint, gently drawing kids into the world in its pages. "[Meditation is] just another way of noticing," the author writes in her postscript, "and noticing is a little bit like magic."