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"5 bright shiny apples for this gem of a book!
If you’ve got yourself a picky eater at home, No Ordinary Apple is a definite read."

— Enchanting Children's Book Review

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"A wonderful story that shows how much more we can experience by bringing an attitude of curiosity to even the most common of activities. When eat without mindfulness, we miss out on the potential uniqueness of each experience when we pay attention to the variety of tastes, textures, sounds, smells, and appearance of the foods that we eat. A good reminder for all of us."
Heidi Bornstein, co-creator of the Yoda-Yoga Program for kids, used in elementary schools and The Mindful Edge® – Stress Reduction and Life Strategies program for teens in high schools.

“Promotes health and wellness through a mindful exercising of the senses."
Michele Chaban MSW, RSW, PhD, Co-director of Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate, University of Toronto

"A wonderful and valuable addition to my library of children’s books promoting resilience."
Dr. M. Lee Freedman M.D., Child and Family Psychiatrist

"No Ordinary Apple is a delightful invitation for kids (and parents) to appreciate the wonder of whatever we are eating. I love that the story ends with suggesting the possibility that we could eat even our pizza mindfully."
David Rynick author of This Truth Never Fails

"This delightful book brings the playful curiosity of mindfulness and mindful eating to life so vividly my mouth was watering."
Dr. Amy Saltzman, founder and director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education

See the Resources section for a list of Mindfulness-related children’s literature

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