Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Book Blog!
Today, I have a book that I think you will enjoy about meditation. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we might forget to take a moment a slow down and be present. This book will surely help the adults who are reading the book to their children as much as it will help the children themselves.
Here to tell us about his book, Benefelence the Elephence and the Wonderful You, is the author Todd H. William…
Traveling through a shimmering world tethered to a cluster of bright balloons, Benefelence (“Bene”) visits a family in crisis. Everyone has a problem! The dog ran off with the boy’s shoe, the daughter wants to play but has homework, the mother discovers the cat stuck in a tree, and the dad is working way too much. What are they going to do!?
Bene shows the family that sometimes being Wonderful simply means being calm and kind with your misbehaving puppy, patient and wise with your homework, reliable and resourceful with your stranded cat, or balanced and rested with your work life.
Thanks to this simple yet effective thought exercise, each family member gains a new perspective on their situation, and in choosing to be Wonderful (by selecting and thinking about one or two Wonderful Words), they prevail over their respective challenges.
In a joyous celebration, Bene rewards everyone with special balloons to commemorate the various ways they were wonderful with their situations.
As the sun begins to set and the eventful day draws to a close, Bene imparts a few final words about the importance of trying to be wonderful, and the positive effects it can have on the self and the world.
Being Wonderful is when we connect our actions to our true values. Wonderful Words are the words that represent those values. Benefelence the Elephence and the Wonderful You encourages using these special, Wonderful Words as tools to help us spend more time being our Wonderful Selves.
Readers tend to love the book’s positivity, message, variety and usefulness. They also comment on the beautiful artwork, playful rhyming voice, and fun activities and extras. Notably, parents and teachers often comment on the uniqueness of the book’s premise and approach, and find that it often prompts conversation with the little ones they read it with.
“My daughter would ask me about what the words meant. The Wonderful Words glossary page was helpful for both of us!” – Parent of 5 year old
“this is a wonderful and much-needed way to introduce children to mindfulness” – Teacher, Parent and Grandparent, Literary PhD, and Private School Founder
Audiences will turn the pages to see how the family deals with their problems, enjoy the beautiful artwork and bouncy rhyming text, and explore the many activities such as the picture find hunt, the illustrated and rhyming glossary page, the drawing activity, the crossword puzzle, and the removable ‘Bene award.’ The last of these is intended to give the reader a way to appreciate someone else in their lives who they feel deserves to be recognized for being wonderful.
|When I refer to myself in the third person, I sometimes say…|
Todd H. William has always been fascinated with the concepts of mindfulness, healthy living, purpose, psychology, philosophy, physics, and pretty much everything in between. He’s been a teacher, designed and implemented best-in-class award-winning business intelligence systems for corporations, composed and performed music, written screenplays, and designed, built, and prototyped a variety of novel multidirectional wheels. He’s constantly writing, and when he’s not, he’s trying desperately to remember all the ideas that he needs to write down before he forgets. It was his work on a gentle prioritization app, combined with his commitment to achieving good mental health and a satisfying work-life balance, that helped spark the idea to write Benefelence the Elephence and the Wonderful You, his first children’s book.
The Amazing Artwork
Ilya Fortuna is an illustrator and game creator based in Ukraine. He enjoys working closely with authors and game developers to bring their words and stories to life in vibrant images. He is a graduate of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts, and served as theillustrator on many children’s books, including Marvelous Machines, which was the focus of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Ilya has re-skinned his own game, The Adventures of the Water Knight, for the Cartoon Network. His artwork appears in the successful game, My Lands, and he has created or contributed artwork to many other games, including Cowboy vs UFOs, Brave Astronaut, Adventures of Water Knight, and Slumdog Billionaire (2048).
Book and Contact Details
Title: Benefelence the Elephence and the Wonderful You
Format: Large Print Square Paperback and ebook 29 pages
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1778094224. ebook: 978-1-778094217
Author: Todd H. William
Illustrator: Ilya Fortuna
Publication Date: November 10, 2022
Price: Paperback 9.99 USD. ebook 2.99 USD.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Links (also available in many other marketplaces such as .ca, .uk, .au, etc.):
Thank you, Todd, for sharing about your incredibly useful and unique book today!
And readers–thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you will pick up a copy of this book and enjoy the benefits of mindfulness this season
As always, likes, comments, and shares are appreciated
Stay safe, everyone