Lolli and the Bunyip

Meditation Adventures for Kids, book 5

Children - Social Issues
52 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2017
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Author Biography

Elena Paige loves telling stories which inspire and transform young readers. She writes from the heart and especially loves weaving magic into many of her books. Some of her stories are based on real-life events and some are cleverly crafted in her imagination. She never releases a book without running it past her two marketing consultants - her daughter, aged 10 who inspects all books for elements of magic, and her son 13, who insists every story must include humor. Of course they don't always get their way!

As a child, she was constantly reading Enid Blyton books and now insists that magic is REAL! Her fiction stories help children think and feel more positively about themselves and life.

On Sunday mornings you can find her hiding under her doona cover reading, while her children are wondering where their favorite book has disappeared to.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Lolli and the Bunyip : Meditation Adventures for Kids, book 5 is a children's adventure book written by Elena Paige. In each of Paige's Meditation Adventures books, Lolli takes children to her World, a place filled with far-away lands, fun animals and endless adventures. Each of the three stories in this book is a guided meditation and relaxation session. Children can read the stories along with their caregiver and look at the pictures before doing the meditation, or they can be encouraged to sit back, relax and visualize the stories. In Lolli and the Bunyip, Lolli takes her friends to Australia, to Uluru, in the Northern Territory. Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock, and it's large and red, like most of the surrounding countryside. Liquorice, the toucan, is already there, guarding the wallabies who are asleep. Lolli and her friends are going to join him in guarding them, which may seem a bit boring for an adventure, but marvelous ideas often come up when you're bored. Sometimes, it's okay to just accept that you're bored and see what happens next. In Lolli and the Lonely Star, Lolli takes her friends into outer space, wearing magical space suits and star goggles. Out there, they meet a lonely star who feels different and sad. This star likes to giggle and play, but none of the other stars wants to play with it. Lolli, her friends, and their new star friend travel through a black hole to find a galaxy where other stars like to giggle and play. In Lolli and the Treasure Map, the adventurers return to Lolli's Land of Color and try to help Bluebeard regain his stolen treasure. They follow a magical map and explore Grubbity Forest on their way.

Elena Paige's children's metaphysical adventure book, Lolli and the Bunyip : Meditation Adventures for Kids, book 5, continues with this ground-breaking series that shows how infinitely adaptable meditation sessions can be, even for hyperactive, squirmy kids. I always seem to get a bit excited as I start following Lolli's breathing instructions, ring the bell three times and call her name. I've been a practitioner of meditation for many years, but have never seen the practice expanded in such exciting and adventurous ways. Each of Paige's meditations are free-flowing relaxation activities that also address social issues children may be wrestling with, such as feeling different, lonely or bored. In the meditations, children imagine themselves dressing in shorts and t-shirts for the desert or in spacesuits for a jaunt into outer space. Paige creates vivid, colourful guided meditations that will have many adults taking a second look at their same-old meditation practices and experimenting themselves a bit with Lolli's Land of Color and far-off adventures -- I know, I have. Lolli and the Bunyip : Meditation Adventures for Kids, book 5 will have kids feeling relaxed and quite pleased with life in general after they meditate with Lolli. This innovative book is most highly recommended.

Melissa Tanaka

Lolli and the Bunyip: Meditation Adventures for Kids is the fifth book in Elena Paige’s wonderful meditation series. This book and the series are all about Lolli and the Land of Color, as well as the different places you visit and the incredible creatures you meet along the way. Perfect for beginning readers to follow along or older readers to enjoy by themselves, Lolli offers three different meditations to help children relax and snuggle up in bed. The first person point of view ensures that children feel as though Lolli is speaking directly to them and helps make them feel more involved in the story. With beautiful illustrations and captivating meditation stories, Lolli and the Bunyip: Meditation Adventures for Kids is sure to be a hit in your household!

Lolli and the Bunyip: Meditation Adventures for Kids is a perfect addition to Elena Paige’s meditation series. Beautiful stories with vivid imagery keep children engaged and entertained, while directions such as taking deep breaths, thinking about the people you love, singing, and letting your heart shine, allow children to slowly relax while they listen to Lolli as she takes them on an exciting adventure. Throughout the meditations, children help out some new friends, whether they are wallabies or even the stars in our sky, learning and growing as they do so. In addition, these meditation stories contain a mix of actual information and incredible imagination, thus ensuring that children remember that creativity and imagination are just as important as everything else!

Faridah Nassozi

Lolli and the Bunyip by Elena Paige is another amazing book of adventures in the Lolli series. This time around, you will fight off wild cats in Australia with Liquorice, suit up in your astronaut gear for an adventure in space, and finally enjoy an adventure with Bluebeard the pirate. Imagine all the fun and excitement you will have along the way. You will get to team up with Liquorice in Australia to protect wallabies against the dangerous cats, with so many new and exciting discoveries about the area and its wildlife. Moreover, this is just the beginning of the fun in this 3-in-1 adventure.

Lolli and the Bunyip by Elena Paige is another worthy addition to Lolli's adventures. The captivating tales will completely engage kids, draw them into Lolli's Land of Color, and make them feel like they are really part of the adventure. The meditation style of narration that starts each adventure is so much fun and both adults and kids (readers and listeners) will have lots of fun with it. The vivid illustrations make these already amazing adventures come alive even more, enabling kids to imagine it all and be part of it all. The stories are fresh, exciting and fun, and have lots of good lessons for young readers to take away. Lolli and the Bunyip is an amazing read for kids, anytime, anywhere, and they will read the adventures over and over. The Lolli series will make an amazing addition to a child's home or school library.