Bedtime Bundle: Read Island and Zenimal
Bedtime Bundle: The perfect gift set for a mindful family!
Books can take you anywhere -- and by making time for meditation and mindfulness, the imagination is reliable transportation. Pair the picture book, Read Island, with a Zenimal to nurture your family rituals for reading stories and heading to bed with ease each night.
Zenimal Kids+ is a screen-free meditation device that helps children develop mindfulness. Loaded with nine guided meditations (pre-loaded via removable SD memory card), this super portable device can be used at home, in school, or on the go. If plugged in, Zenimal Kids + also plays three sleep sound tracks continuously for a peaceful night’s sleep.
About the book - recommended by the Kids' Indie Next List!
"Immersive ... A beautifully illustrated children’s poem about the joys of reading." – The Kirkus Review
"A captivating and beautifully illustrated read-along that has all the makings of an instant classic, Read Island is the perfect example of a picture book that will invite repeat visits long after readers have ‘aged out’ of the text." – 5 out of 5 by James Weiskittel, IndieReader
Join a very brave girl and her furry friends on an adventure to Read Island! Through the power of imagination and the pleasure of reading, this curious trio set sail for a magical island made of books. On their way they discover a joyful collection of animals converging by sea and land, just in time for an unforgettable story hour.
A rhyming celebration of nature, books and the importance of stories, Read Island invites you to experience the diversity and wonder of a hidden and wild place. In the company of sea wolves, humpback whales and spirit bears, readers will discover simple meditations that summon a magical destination – one filled with beloved friends, safe spaces and stories to be revisited again and again.
For make-believe though it may look,
There is an island made of books.
This world of stories, safe and true,
Is always here to welcome you.
About the author
Nicole Magistro is a professional reader and amateur mother who lives in the mountains of Colorado. She owned a bookstore for 15 years, wrote thousands of book reviews and memorized a few too many bedtime stories. Her favorite place in the world is the real Read Island, which inspired this story.
About the illustrator
Alice Feagan grew up in a small town but has traveled the world many times over through the pages of her favorite books. This love of stories (and a mild obsession with art) inspired a career in illustration. Today, she is a children's book creator known for her distinct cut-paper collage style. When she is not writing or illustrating picture books Alice can be found hiking, creating, or reading with her two young sons. The Collectors was her authorial debut, and Read Island is the third book she has illustrated.