CBR15Passport, author unknown to me.
Zen for Kids: 50+ Mindful Activities and Stories to Shine Loving-Kindness in the World by Laura Burges and Melissa Iwai is a story of mindfulness and Zen actives that can grow with your child. Each story is adapted from a classic fairy tale, legend or from stories of Buddha, plus other inspirations. Items you will need to enact some of the practices presented are mentioned, journal activities as well as a haiku at the end of each story (created by the author) about the subject is given. There is also a glossary. A few illustrations introduce the story you are about to read, and they are both full of imagery and color. Overall, this is a nice collection of stories, and if you want, it can be expanded into more.
However, the word Mindful or Mindfulness is not my cup of tea, therefore, I would have liked another title. But since I went at this as a book of folktales and legends, I was able to enjoy it. And that is a nice way of doing it, as if you look at it that way, the rest is not (as) important. Yet, it is nice to have that extra there as well if this is what you are looking for.
Most of the stories I was not familiar with, but there was one I knew, but had seen it done a bit differently. A couple of the stories I was “well that’s a trip” and will need to read again. I was reading via Edelweiss and that can color my “reading comfort”, so a physical copy is recommended when it comes out in mid-March 2023.