Lolli and the Meditating Snail

Meditation Adventures For Kids Series, Book 4

Children - Social Issues
55 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2016
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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.

Elena Paige originally developed the character of Lolli to help her own children overcome their own issues around self-esteem, sleeping issues, and confidence. Her work is influenced through her healing work and deep knowledge of the basic human needs for love, acknowledgment and personal connection.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Lolli and the Meditating Snail is a collection of guided meditations for children written by Elena Paige. These meditations can be read to children at bedtime or before a nap, or they can be shared as stories. Lolli always has something exciting planned whenever children ring her bell three times and call out her name. In this fourth collection of guided meditations, Lolli takes her friends to the Land of Purple where they get to meet Fred, a meditating snail, who was once a normal-sized snail but is now gigantic and purple. His growth and the purplish tinge that covers his world are due to his powerful meditation processes. And Fred will share his tricks for mind power with his guests, but only if they let him give them a very snail-slimy kiss. In Lolli and The Food Fight, Lolli shows her guests what she does with all the delicious food she makes in the Cooking Castle. Food fights are fun!

Elena Paige's collection of guided meditations for kids, Lolli and the Meditating Snail, is filled with inspirational, educational and magical moments for kids and their parents or caregivers as their intrepid host, Lolli, takes them on three new adventures. The illustrations in this fourth book are lushly and brilliantly colored and fit the narrative perfectly. Again, Paige offers uncolored versions of her illustrations for kids to color in themselves. She includes body relaxation exercises in this set of adventures, as well as offering ways to overcome fear, shyness and insecurity. Paige's stories are marvelous and add a whole new allure to the process of meditation. I particularly enjoyed the Traveling Circus and the variety of animals and mythological creatures one encounters on this meditation. While I'm always eager and excited to see where Lolli is going to take us next, I'm finding that each of her adventures is well worth numerous repeated visits. Lolli and the Meditating Snail is most highly recommended.

Melissa Tanaka

Lolli and the Meditating Snail: Meditation Adventures for Kids is the fourth book in the meditation series all about Lolli and the Land of Color by Elena Paige. Lolli is sure to be a hit with even the youngest of readers, with three different meditations that engage and entertain. Thanks to the first person point of view, you almost feel as though you’re speaking directly with Lolli herself as she guides you on a wonderful adventure throughout the Land of Color. Her rich language and the beautiful illustrations allow children to simultaneously engage their imaginations and create a world of their own, as well as dive into the colorful landscape that has been provided for them.

Filled with fanciful creatures like a giant purple snail, a color changing bullfrog, and singing sirens, Lolli and the Meditating Snail: Meditation Adventures for Kids is an enchanting book that is a must-have for the dreamers of dreams and anyone looking to stretch their imagination. The meditations can be read aloud with children, either to help them relax and fall asleep or just as a fun story for them to enjoy. With Lolli, children can feel as though they are taking part in the story, whether they are simply giving answers to her questions or helping her locate potion ingredients, bringing food to sick children, or passing out magical earmuffs. Along the way, children can also learn how to look at different situations in a more positive light, as well as navigate and deal with their emotions.

Maria Beltran

Lolli and the Meditating Snail is the fourth installment in the Meditation Adventures For Kids Series written by Elena Paige. Through meditation, Lolli and Liquorice venture into the Land of Color. Their first adventure is in the Land of Purple where they meet Fred, the meditating snail, who teaches them how to have concentration and strong mind power. Collecting the ingredients together for this quest proves to be a riot. Their next adventure takes them to a special place called Cooking Castle that has a magical kitchen inside. With magical food from this kitchen, they go to a children's hospital to help them get well faster and later they organize a giant food fight. Finally, the duo gets to watch a traveling circus where they meet a number of fascinating characters.

Elena Paige's Lolli and the Meditating Snail is just the perfect book to read to children between 4 and 10 years old at bedtime or at any time during the day. Little girl Lolli is naughty and nice and the toucan bird Liquorice is her partner in crime, I mean fun! The book also contains vivid and colorful illustrations that makes it exceedingly more interesting. Written in the first person narrative, Lolli tells her stories directly to listeners and this should make them feel that they themselves are practically going on an adventure with Lolli and Liquorice. At the same time, there are many lessons that can be learned along the way. Lolli and the Meditating Snail entertains as much as it educates so that children can face life with confidence and with lots of humor.