cover image My Body Is a Rainbow: The Color of My Feelings

My Body Is a Rainbow: The Color of My Feelings

Mallika Chopra, illus. by Izzy Burton. Running Press Kids, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7624-9904-5

Adapted from wellness expert Chopra’s middle grade guide Just Feel, this nonfiction picture book debut teaches children to connect colors with their feelings, intending to increase physical and emotional awareness. In instructive prose, Chopra leads readers through each color of the rainbow, offering a directed meditation with corresponding actions, including deep breathing and placing a hand on each relevant body part while speaking affirmations: “Imagine the color green surrounding your heart,/ holding it with kindness./ Breathe in and out./ Say, ‘I am loved.’ ” Burton’s vivid digital illustrations feature a cast of children with varying skin tones, a different child demonstrating each action against a calming monotone background. An accessible picture book that offers fresh, age-appropriate methods for centering oneself. Ages 4–8. [em](July) [/em]