Are you looking for a book that will allow your children to see how to replace their negative habits with positive ones? Then this is the book for you! The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, A Children's Book on Mindfulness demonstrations firsthand how to apply the belly breath, count of ten, and words of affirmation. It is not only wonderful for children, but adults also benefit from it as well. Following is an amazing review received on Max, but don't just take our word for it, purchase your very own copy and you will immediately become a fan as well.
How many of us have hurts in our lives (due to no fault of our own) that result in negative habits; habits that prevent us from enjoying full, productive lives? Max fully understands this dilemma. In this beautifully illustrated Children’s Book, The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, A Children’s Book on Mindfulness, written by Florenza Denise Lee and illustrated by Michelle Wynn, Max’s tail is oftentimes hurt. Believing his tail to be the source of his pain, Max sets out to catch it and tie it in a knot. In doing so, he develops a habit of running around in circles.
It is only when Max’s friend, Ross asks why he chases his tail in the first place that Max takes ownership of his actions and calls it a habit. When Ross introduces Max to the new habit of Mindfulness, amazing things happen in his life. Once Max learns to implement Mindfulness fully in his life, he is able to share this with his friends as well as pay life forward by introducing a little puppy with his same habit of Mindfulness.
Children quickly identify with Max through the stunning illustrations which begin in Sepia to demonstrate to children what pain looks like. They immediately see the pain that Max is experiencing and understands his desire to catch his tail to prevent the pain. As Max is introduced to Mindfulness, the colors in the book change; reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Children immediately see how applying The Belly Breath, Counting to Ten, and Words of Affirmation allows Max to stop chasing his tail and focus on the present.