Lolli and the Talking Books

Meditation Adventures for Kids, Book 3

Children - Social Issues
51 Pages
Reviewed on 11/02/2016
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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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Lolli and the Talking Books: Meditation Adventures for Kids, Book 3 is a collection of guided meditations written by Elena Paige. Building on the previous two books in her series, Paige's inspirational guide, Lolli, takes children on three new adventures designed to help them explore their creativity, have more confidence in making decisions, and learn to deal with new experiences that might seem threatening or scary. In the first meditation, Lolli and the Talking Books, Lolli brings aboard a friend from book 1, Liquorice the toucan, and she presents magical flying shoes to her listeners. These shoes fit differently than your typical shoe -- they fit around each toe, and they also sprout wings. It takes a bit of getting used to having flying shoes, but once that's accomplished, Lolli and her friends are off to the Land of Talking Books. Lolli shares the secret of how books come to be born and how the pictures we see in our imaginations can be turned into stories.

Elena Paige's collection of guided meditations, Lolli and the Talking Books: Meditation Adventures for Kids, Book 3, contain marvelous tools for unlocking the creative potential that rests within each of us. Paige's Lolli helps listeners learn to tune out the discordant and competing voices of the unborn books and focus upon a single one. Then she shows how an idea which might not, at first, be seen as original, can be turned into something unique and special. Her giant art carousel, where cherubs create marvelous illustrations for those books which have learned to sing, is an extraordinarily powerful image that particularly resonated with me. I'm so impressed with the depth and scope of these guided meditations. They are truly adventures, which build from their predecessors rather than repeating the same themes. Paige shows how strength, resilience, and creativity can be channeled and grow through meditation, and she does so brilliantly. Lolli and the Talking Books: Meditation Adventures for Kids, Book 3 is most highly recommended.

Alyssa Elmore

Lolli & The Talking Books by Elena Paige is the third book in the Meditation Adventures For Kids series. Lolli is back and is ready for more fun, creativity, and adventures! Start by visiting Lolli in the Land of Color. She has something special that she wants to give you. It is a present. It will help you go on another fun adventure, this time to see the Talking Books. You will be meeting new friends and learning new things. It is so exciting. Together with Lolli and a new friend, you will learn where stories come from and how to make your own. After you visit the talking books, you will go to see the Chocolate Tree. The Chocolate Tree is special. You will have a great adventure and help save chocolate. Then you will have a very exciting adventure in The Wind Maze. There you will learn how to make hard decisions and help some more new friends.

Another wonderful book, full of great meditations and awesome ways to enhance creativity. With three unique stories, Lolli & The Talking Books by Elena Paige teaches the child reader the most important and fundamental meditation lessons. I am again impressed with the lessons within each of these colorful, well-constructed stories. Each short story teaches the child such things as a simple technique to help the child make decisions using color, or removing the child's worries by allowing bees to carry them away. By the time the child finishes these three stories, they will be equipped with the tools to handle stress, fear, and more. The Meditation Adventures For Kids books are a must-have for any child's shelf, especially the "intense" child. They can be used as a meditation, or read as a story. They are wonderful books to be shared with the family.

Tshombye K. Ware

The adventure with Lolli and a new friend, Liquorice, a toucan from the Land of Color, continues in Lolli and the Talking Books, a fun filled exploration of talking books, a chocolate tree, and a giant maze. Kids will be excited from the start. I like how the author, Elena Paige, introduces each chapter with a promising theme of excitement. In the first chapter, children are introduced to The Book Butterfly, the guardian and keeper of the talking books. In the next chapter, kids will be introduced to a tree made of chocolate fruit. This will excite young readers as their imaginations are explored. The last chapter is interactive, in which children will become a part of a giant maze.

The way the author has created this story is engaging and fulfilling. I can't imagine a single child not enjoying the overall story. It takes a special author to be able to write such a story. I found myself smiling at the illustrations and the creativity exemplified. If I had children, I would definitely read these adventures to them. The adventures of Lolli form a wholesome collection of books that allow children to tap into their imaginations.

One of the greatest gifts a child has is their imagination. It's pure and innocent. When we promote the participation of a child's mind, it allows them to grow away from fear. Children are our future and whenever an author writes a book geared toward children, this shows the character of the individual. Elena Paige is a very talented author, gifted with creativity and compassion for the youth. I would not only recommend this book to children, but also to pre-schools as a book to be included in their curriculum.