Brittany R. Jacobs
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Brittany has flexible dates. Please indicate your date and time preferences in your interest email to us.
Brittany R. Jacobs
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Brittany R. Jacobs is a librarian and the author-illustrator of The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends and other children’s books. She lives in Westminster, Colorado.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids What parent doesn’t want to give their kids the tools to comfort themselves in the midst of a rough day or to wind down before bed? The author of Big Breath sought to translate his experience of meditation — helping him stay calm in the midst of overwhelm, let go of thoughts that churned in his head, and access core bravery and resilience — in a way that would empower kids. Here, with illustrator Brittany R. Jacobs, William Meyer has done just that. Meyer’s simple, gentle prompts, alongside Jacobs’s wonderful illustrations, make meditation as appealing as a game. As kids close their eyes and find “a comfy spot,” they are guided to relax their bodies and to feel and picture their breath — ocean waves? the wind before a storm? — and their thoughts — big or small? loud or quiet? Subsequent guidance allows kids to play with, rather than be controlled by, their thoughts. They learn to handle their worries, calm their fears, and build lifelong resilience.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Topic of Presentation: Brittany will read the book aloud and lead students in a guided meditation.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
High school. Grades: K-4
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
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Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Brittany's book:. Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.