Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak

Leah's Adventures: A Book on Mindfulness, Speaking Up and Letting Go

Children - Picture Book
47 Pages
Reviewed on 02/18/2023
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Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite

Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak: A Book on Mindfulness, Speaking Up, and Letting Go by A.S. Tudo is an exceptional children's book that captivates the reader with its engaging narrative, stunning illustrations, and rhyming patterns. The book presents invaluable life lessons through its protagonist, Little Leah, who learns to live a better, fuller life through mindfulness, communication, and self-discovery. The concise and meaningful text is accompanied by illustrations that are as powerful as the message it conveys. It will appeal to young readers but also to their parents and teachers who are looking to share important lessons with the next generation. The ending includes an articulate summary of the lessons to be learned, making them memorable and easy to understand.

Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak by A. S. Tudo is a wonderful guide for children. It appeals to me as a teacher and a mother, as teaching students and children is all about sharing valuable information which includes lessons to talk about so mistakes are not repeated. The theme of communication, especially speaking up and listening, is especially relevant and crucial in our lives. This book teaches children the importance of expressing their thoughts and feelings in a healthy and respectful manner and the value of understanding others' perspectives. I found it to be a remarkable book that will enchant and inspire its readers. The combination of its beautiful illustrations, meaningful text, and powerful message make it a highly recommended read for children, parents, and teachers alike.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak: Leah's Adventures is a children’s book by A. S. Tudo. Leah is a ladybug who meets a new friend, Ersa, on a leaf. Ersa, a water drop, helps Leah learn the art of breathing through her emotions. Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak where she is confronted by bugs. Their leader hurts Leah’s feelings because she is different from them. She tries to calm herself with the technique Ersa taught her, but she is still upset by the event. Ersa encourages her to talk to her parents about it. As she follows Ersa’s advice, Leah bravely confronts the bully.

A. S. Tudo has developed engaging characters with some depth, and readers will easily relate to Leah and her predicament. The author sets the scene and presents the challenges Leah faces while providing readers with valuable information about breathing and dealing with a problem effectively. Caregivers may feel comfortable reading the book to their children as it shows that parents can make mistakes and own up to them. The pictures almost leap off the pages and they capture a reader’s attention with their bright colors. Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak would make a beautiful addition to a child’s bookcase. The story may also be a great conversation starter for children who have witnessed bullying as the book may show the bullies what emotional and mental stress it places on other individuals.

Astrid Iustulin

Do you also feel different from those around you? If so, you have something in common with Leah, a sweet ladybug who is very different from the other serious tiny creatures. One day, she befriends Ersa, who teaches her how to relax when she is upset. However, even this technique fails when Big Bug Buggson disturbs her. What to do at this point? Again, Ersa has an answer for Leah, but will our little friend be able to fix the situation? Find out by reading Leah's remarkable story in Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak by A. S. Tudo.

I have read many children's books that familiarize our young readers with valuable thoughts and ideas, but I have to say that Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak stands out for the depth with which A. S. Tudo covers the subject and tells this delightful story. Tudo has collected many great teachings into a single book; these include how to manage one's emotions and calm down when in a bad mood. Moreover, the author shows us how Leah was able to make her parents listen to her and how she faced a bully. I think all these notions are important to teach children and Leah's story is one of the best for this purpose. I highly recommend Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak to all parents who want their children to read books of great value with concepts that will be useful to them throughout their lives.

Pikasho Deka

Leah the Strong of the Third Hilltop is a sweet and fun-loving ladybug who is friendly to anyone and everyone she meets while traversing the land of the Seven Hilltops. However, for some reason, she didn't have many friends until she met Ersa, a dewdrop that fell from the sky while Leah was perched on her favorite leaf. Soon, Leah and Ersa become fast friends, with Ersa teaching Leah how to control her emotions when she is upset or feeling overwhelmed. But an encounter with Big Bug Buggson makes Leah so sad that even Ersa's methods don't work. How will Leah recover? Will she stand up for herself, and how so? Find out in Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak by A.S. Tudo.

Bullying is a societal issue that many children and sometimes even adults experience. However, it is necessary to defy a bully, and nothing is more effective than standing up for yourself and speaking your mind in front of the instigator. In the case of children, communication with parents is the key to receiving support and advice on how to tackle such issues. This is the primary message in A.S. Tudo's Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak. With some colorful drawings and a heartfelt story, Tudo shows the importance of sharing one's feelings in times of struggle and the benefits of talking them through with friends and family. I found this book to be a wonderful addition to the Leah's Adventures series and highly recommend it to children and parents alike.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak by A. S. Tudo reminds us that everyone is different. Even Leah the little ladybug is different, but “she’s a sweet delight.” Other bugs notice that Leah is different, but they leave her alone. Her first real friend is a dewdrop named Ersa. They play together and talk, with Ersa sharing her deep wisdom. When Big Bug Buggson made Leah feel sad and uncomfortable, she talked to Ersa about it and Ersa suggested that she talk to her parents. With the help of those who loved her, Leah was able to confront Big Bug Buggson and point out that his actions hurt her deeply. It was a lesson for both Leah and Big Bug Buggson.

A. S. Tudo’s picture book Leah Travels to The Red Mountain Peak follows Leah’s life as a ladybug and the friend she made. The confrontation with the bully is upsetting as Leah learns that not everyone is sweet, kind, and loving. If you approach them fairly and with caring in your heart, chances are you can come to an equitable resolution. Leah has to learn how to deal with her emotions, how to speak up to defend herself, and how to be courageous when things are going against her. The story is told mostly in rhyming verse with simple language so young readers can easily follow. The illustrations are charming and help with the plot development. The strong, sweet character of Leah shines through. The book concludes with some interactive exercises to help the young reader become sweet and courageous, like Leah.