"...Profound..." Heather Grimes reviewing Crab and Whale in "Seven mindful children's books" on

"Carefully crafted, fun, engaging" Mindful Parent Magazine.

"A beautifully illustrated story (by James Cottell) called Crab & Whale. It gently introduces the power of being aware of the breath to children, as well as having principles like kindness, acceptance, curiosity and patience at the core of the tale. .. My children love the book" Mission Mindfulness blog.

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Mindful Storytime Press is powered by the passion of two people, Mark Pallis and Christiane Kerr. They are united in the belief that storytime offers a unique moment for children and adults to pause and just take a few moments to be. 

Christiane has taught mindfulness and yoga to children, parents and teachers for over 20 years.  She is the bestselling author of the Calm for Kids audiobook series which were inspired by her own children. 

Mark is a proud father of two young children and has written TV shows, films, and episodes of the Emmy-award-winning animated TV show Tales of Peter Rabbit. He also sat on the Executive Committee of the Childrens' Media Foundation.

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