A Mindful Yoga Journey
By Apple Jordan
Illustrated by Nicholas Hong
On Sale: 3/20/2018
Category: Picture Book
Trim Size: 10 x 10
About Meddy Teddy
Say namaste to Meddy Teddy, a rising star in the yogi world, in his debut picture book!
Media and social media sensation Meddy Teddy is a cuddly, yoga pant-clad, completely poseable plush bear that introduces meditation and mindfulness practices to little yogis. In this first-ever companion book, Meddy encourages readers to try yoga poses as he comes out of hibernation, greets the springtime, and teaches his forest friends how to mindfully get through a variety of situations. On each page, Meddy shows how to execute a pose, including downward-facing dog, tree pose, the Warrior, and more. The youngest yogis, and their families and friends, will rejoice as they master each one, and work up to completing the whole sequence!
Yoga and mindfulness have proven benefits for kids: they help them become aware of their own bodies, and deal with feelings like anxiety, frustration, confusion, fear, and sadness in a healthy way. Meddy Teddy is perfect for introducing kids (and grown ups) of all ages to the practice of yoga.
Praise for Meddy Teddy
“Helps kids learn about yoga and meditation.”
“You’ve never seen yoga like this before. Meddy Teddy is basically the Snuggle bear but bendier—he’s a toy designed to inspire kids to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.”
“How do you introduce yoga to children? With a special teacher!”
“Yoga has never looked so cute.”
“Start ‘em young with Meddy, the stuffed animal that teaches children yoga and mindfulness. A cuddly and educational gift for children.”
—The Huffington Post
“We discovered the most mindful teddy bear ever invented. Meet Meddy Teddy, a poseable bear that’s down to be your yoga companion and eternal BFF. Kids and yoga masters aside, we’re thinking the Meddy Teddy would be a cool buy for anyone… Pose this adorable bear in your apartment and BAM—instant motivation.”
—The Huffington Post
About the Author
Apple Jordan is a prolific children’s book writer, with several titles from the Step into Reading program, such as A Spooky Adventure (Disney’s Toy Story) and I Can Be a Farm Vet (Barbie), as well as the popular Sesame Streetboard book Big Enough for a Bed.
About the Illustrator
Nicholas Hong is a designer and concept artist for the animation industry, with clients such as Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Television. To learn more about his work, visit nicholas-hong.com.
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