Visitings Feelings Book Review and Giveaway on Kids Yoga Stories

Feelings Book Giveaway

Visiting Feelings Book Review and Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter the contest via the Rafflecopter online giveaway tool at the end of the post.

“Yet although some parents live vicariously through their children’s accomplishments, success is not the No. 1 priority for most parents. We’re much more concerned about our children becoming kind, compassionate, and helpful.” (“Raising a Moral Child” by Adam Grant, NY

According to Adam Grant’s article on, research shows that parents are most concerned that they raise moral children who are aware of their own feelings and get along with others.  As parents and teachers, we are always looking for unique ways to teach character education.  Lauren Rubenstein’s new children’s book, Visiting Feelings, provides us with a tool to discuss feelings with our children.  Through beautifully crafted rhyming text, Visiting Feelings encourages children to treat their feelings like guests, to welcome them in, get to know them, and perhaps learn why they are visiting.

Lauren Rubenstein is a licensed clinical psychologist who also teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and adolescents.  We first connected last year through her admirable work with Go Give Yoga (we donated a few yoga stories to the organization).  Lauren travels regularly to Haiti to teach yoga and mindfulness to children living in extreme poverty.  All the proceeds she earns from the sales of this book for the first year will go to Go Give Yoga.  Check out her mindfulness yoga class plan based on Visiting Feelings.

Shelly Hehenberger’s illustrations bring this feelings book alive with color and warmth.  The images were created digitally using hand-painted textures and overlays.  Shelly brings her background as a professional artist into creating this magical, heartwarming, and captivating children’s book.  The winning combination of Lauren’s brilliant prose and Shelly’s charming images make this book a must-have for every bookshelf.

Visiting Feelings Book by Lauren RubensteinVisiting Feelings Book by Lauren Rubenstein


I read Visiting Feelings to my daughter before school this morning.  Though she’s not quite three-years-old, she was still entranced by the images and rhyming text.  Shortly after, she had a tantrum because she couldn’t have what she wanted.  Once she calmed down a bit, we talked about the book and that feelings come and go.  I asked how she felt and if she wanted to feel a different way.  She said, “Momma, I feel happy now.”  Even though this is just the beginning of character education for my daughter, this feelings book is a great start.

Girl reading Visiting Feelings Book on Kids Yoga Stories

I highly recommend Visiting Feelings to parents or teachers looking for a children’s book that promotes mindfulness and character education.

To purchase Visiting Feelings:
Magination Press

The winner of this Feelings Book giveaway will receive:

1 – Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein and Shelly Hehenberger ($14.95 + shipping)

Gold Medal, 2013 Mom’s Choice Awards
Nomination, 2014 Nautilus Awards

Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein and Shelly Hehenberger


1 – A Kids Yoga Stories book of your choice (up to $15.95 value + shipping)

Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats is a yoga story about friendship, happiness, and acceptance if you are looking for a complementary feelings book.

Yoga kids holding Kids Yoga Stories books

Please read the full Contest Rules below for details.

We look forward to your entries. Thank you for taking the time to participate. Please let me know if you have any questions or problems with the Rafflecopter tool below by sending me an e-mail at giselle at kidsyogastories dot com.

Feelings Book Giveaway

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Contest Rules:
1. Entries are open worldwide.
2. You can be any age to enter.
3. Participation in the contest constitutes that you agree to the Contest Rules.
4. Please enter using the Rafflecopter tool above, obtaining points as follow the different options.
5. You can enter every day.
6. No purchase is necessary.
7. Kids Yoga Stories accept no responsibility or liability for any injuries or losses that may result from practicing the yoga poses in the book. Please ensure your own safety and the safety of the children.
8. You must enter the contest giveaway with a valid e-mail address. The winner will be notified by e-mail, and at that time, we will request a mailing address. The shipping of the books can take some time, depending on the winner’s location. Kids Yoga Stories and Magination Press will ship the books separately and will cover the shipping costs.
9. If you have any questions, e-mail Giselle directly at giselle at kidsyogastories dot com.
10. The contest closes on Monday, April 28th, 2014, midnight EST.

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22 Responses to Feelings Book Giveaway

  1. Wintry Whitt Smith April 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    I teach preschool and focus on mindfulness, emotional literacy, and peaceful conflict resolution. This book will fit perfectly with our work.
    Thank you!

  2. Amy G April 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    My child activitly asks about what others are feeling- people she meets, pictures in books, me, etc, so I’m always looking for resources to help her identify feelings.

  3. Tee Mcc April 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I think this would benefit my children in more then one way! Teaches them what I try to install in a daily lifestyle! And shows them its okay to feel things!

  4. melinda fritz April 24, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    remind the to breathe
    and to take a time away from every thing when things go wrong

    it w ould help skyler- my 12 year old stepson
    understand ho w to express himself better

  5. Angie Waggoner April 24, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    I think these would be wonderful to read and talk about with my grandchildren. This world is getting mean & rude, this would be another way to show them & emphasize to think of other people.

  6. Ebie April 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    I have a child likely on the autistic spectrum, books like these are critical for him.

  7. Michelle April 24, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Oh this is cool:)

  8. Megan M April 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    I would love to read these books with my daughter to teach her about mindful living and that feelings are normal things to have!

  9. Julie Lee April 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    I think it will be great for my kids to be able to put words to their feelings!

  10. Kelly April 24, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    This would be great to use for my yoga summer camps!

  11. Cindy McElwee April 25, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    I believe these wonderful books will teach my grand daughter a way of life~ how to handle daily life events ~ ♥

  12. Dawn Green April 25, 2014 at 1:29 am #

    I’m working on helping my preschooler process anger.

  13. Kristy April 25, 2014 at 2:26 am #

    Just to teach my children about feelings in general

  14. Karen Propes April 25, 2014 at 4:04 am #

    I feel it will benefit the understanding of feelings they have. These books help us to to reinforce the meanings of their thoughts and actions. I think this is the greatest set of books, and all kids should have them.
    Thanks for the chance.

  15. Bonnie Boucek April 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    I believe that all children can benefit from learning about their feelings. We should have been lucky as children to learn that it was okay show them.

  16. Emi April 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    I have twins and one keeps bullying the other regardless of how many time outs. I have been looking for books that explain about feelings to try to teach her not to do that.

  17. Leslie N April 27, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    I am always looking for ways to teach mindfulness. This would be an asset to my class.

  18. Cassie Hayes April 28, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    It would help teach my daughter how to express her self and to be less frustrated on trying to do so.

  19. Tiffany Courtright April 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    they promote mindfulness and character

  20. Donna April 29, 2014 at 12:50 am #

    Feelings and Peacefulness = LOVE!!!

  21. CHRISTINA DUTRA April 29, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    these would help my daughter know that everyone has feelings and it’s ok to be sad, mad, angry, happy, excited, etc.

  22. Nadia April 29, 2014 at 2:56 am #

    I believe this book will assist my son with identifying and acknowledging his own feelings.

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