I Am a Peaceful Goldfish
Shoshana Chaim, illustrated by Lori Joy Smith
I Am a Peaceful Goldfish teaches kids and families about playful breathing techniques that we can use to overcome our anxiety and feel calm and grounded. When we are overcome with emotions, our breath — and a bit of imagination — can bring us back to a peaceful place. In this simple story, two children learn how to settle their feelings with imaginative breathing techniques, pretending they are elephants, flowers, even dragons! This charming book teaches even the youngest readers fun ways to be mindful, relieve anxiety, and regain control over their bodies and actions — an essential and easy-to-learn life skill. (From Greystone Books)
Shoshana Chaim is a former kindergarten and physical education teacher turned podcaster and wellness expert based in Toronto.
Based in Prince Edward Island, Lori Joy Smith is an illustrator of multiple children's books and an artist whose works have exhibited in galleries around the world.