The Picturebook Shelf reviews Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo

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Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Breathing in the Calm

Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo
Kim Larkins
Loving Healing Press
5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
9781615994571, $26.95, HC, 32pp,

Written and illustrated by Kim Larkins, Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Breathing in the Calm is the story of Emma Lou, the Yorkie Poo — a little dog with big worries. She loves playing with her best friend, Pearl, but Pearl doesn’t always pay attention to Emma Lou’s worries. With the help of some new friends, Caleb the Calico cat, Patrick the pig and Gigi the ginormous giraffe, Emma Lou and Pearl begin to learn a new technique to calm their minds and bodies. Children ages 4-7 will benefit from this charming picture book story of Emma Lou and her friends’ curious adventure leading to a mindful experience. While fully endorsed and highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Breathing in the Calm” is also available in a paperback edition (9781615994564, $15.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.95) and as an audiobook at Audible and iTunes.


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