Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Moody Cow Meditates - Praise

“Teaching children to meditate might be as easy as herding any other group of frisky critters. Moody Cow Meditates fills a distinct void in kid literature.”—Publishers Weekly

“Peter the Cow’s grandfather is a great bull with enormous horns—and meditation tips, which moody cows both on and off the page will want to try. This is Maclean’s best book to date. The illustrations are truly charming.”—Shambhala Sun

“All children, like adults, have moody cow days. This salty, satisfying, and clever book points to meditation as an effective tool for dealing with anger.”—Spirituality and Practice

“Yes, this is a picture book for kids, but this adult reviewer, who has her own ‘moody cow’ days, believe me, was enchanted by this original and effective meditation teaching tool. Similar in story line to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, it works by alerting children to their grumpiness, with a lovely lilt to the language, and concludes with a practical activity to help children settle their minds. Hopefully, the day is not that far off when meditation will be practiced more widely in homes and schools. A book like this could easily be incorporated into curriculum guidelines.”—Mandala Magazine