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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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"Children are concrete thinkers and teaching them abstract concepts in a fun, engaging way can be a challenge. But Sara Marlowe and illustrator Philip Pascuzzo make it look easy in their delicious new book No Ordinary Apple where they offer a fresh take on a familiar practice. Sarah and Philip show us how, with a simple shift in perspective, something as ordinary as eating an apple can be transformed into an extraordinary experience."
Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and The Inner Kids Program

"No Ordinary Apple is no ordinary book - it is a book than change lives. Take a bite and taste how good it is yourself." — Daniel Rechtschaffen, founding director of the Mindful Education Institute

"With humor and a light touch, No Ordinary Apple takes us cheerfully through the exercise of eating an apple mindfully, using each of our five senses, one by one, leaving readers wanting to try it themselves! Marlowe has given parents and teachers a fun way to introduce the practice of mindful eating - a practice that will undoubtedly prevent eating disorders of all kinds, and will help children slow down and fully enjoy their apples!"
Kerry Lee MacLean, author of Moody Cow Meditates

"Written for kids, but equally as appealing to adults, this is no ordinary book about mindful eating."
Deborah Schoberlein, author of Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

"Wonderful! I read it to my daughter and she asked for an apple! And then wanted me to read it to her again!"
Frank Jude Boccio, author of Mindfulness Yoga

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

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