by Andrew Jordan Nance
illustrated by Jim Durk
age range: up to 6 years old
Plum Blossom Books - Parallax Press
Sometimes our minds are like untrained puppies, who likes to explore, and if you are not careful, she will go through any open door she finds. Sometimes our minds like to wander to the past or the future, making hard to pay attention when we are being talked. And sometimes we get mad at our puppy minds, but it is better to be kind, take a few deep breaths, and try to focus again.
Many kids get really upset when they are not able to focus, and get distracted easily. This cute story is a good way to help them put the situation in words, and give some simple advice to start training a puppy mind.The illustrations are colorful and funny. I'm glad some topics related to mental health of little kids are starting to be addressed in picture books.
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.