My New Best Friend - Praise

My new best friend comforts me when I feel sad, encourages me when I feel frustrated, and is happy for me when I'm having fun.


32 pages, 8 x 8 inches


ISBN 9781614293538

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“Most of us try to be nice to other people but often, we don’t offer that consideration to ourselves. My New Best Friend is a charming picture book that aims to teach kids age four and up how they can be kind and patient with themselves.”—Lion’s Roar

“This lovely book on the crucial concept of self-compassion is a rare find in children’s literature. If young people learned to be their own best friend, much sorrows would be avoided in our human world.”—Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, PhD, author of Creating a Positive School Culture

“Blending humor with a caring appreciation for the joys and struggles facing young children, My New Best Friend reminds us that the most powerful resources for self-regard and support are much closer at hand than we may think.”—Zindel V. Segal, author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

“Sara Marlowe’s wonderful new book teaches children resilience by showing them how to be their own best friend. It belongs in every child’s bookshelf!”—Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and co-founder of Inner Kids

“What a delightful way to start learning self-compassion! This charming book shows how to be kind and understanding toward ourselves—encouraging, witnessing, comforting, sharing, forgiving, counseling, and supporting ourselves when we need it the most. May we begin early and enjoy this good company all the days of our lives.”—Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

My New Best Friend is my new favorite children’s book. It teaches self-compassion in such an engaging, fun, beautiful way. This is a wise and heart felt book.”—Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful

“This is an absolutely delightful book that perfectly delivers the message of self-compassion in a way that is fun and easy to understand for kids. Parents who buy this book for their children will be giving them a gift to last a lifetime!”—Kristin Neff, Ph.D, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

“I’m sure would be especially helpful to children who have trouble making friends. The book is well written and the illustrations by Ivette Salom are very cute. I think this book would good for any child but especially good for children showing of signs of self-doubt or children who seem to dependent on their friends.”—Vexing Circumstance