Book Review of My Soul Treasure
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Kate Searle
Illustrated by Alison Mutton
Ages 4+ | 28 Pages
Publisher: Kate’s Soul Treasure (2022) | ISBN-13: 978-0645415421
What to Expect: Mindfulness, nature, gemstones, and emotional intelligence
My Soul Treasure takes the complex, abstract, challenging concept of “soul” and makes it feel tangible and real for young readers.
Everyone is made up of different parts, like the heart inside you, the mind that makes you tick, and the body that carries you through the world. However, that’s not all there is—each and every person also has a sparkling, shining, glittering soul! Your soul shines in all the colors of the natural world, helping you feel safe when you are scared or lonely, helping you be creative when you feel stuck, and cheering you up when you feel sad or down. When you don’t know what to think, feel, do, or be, your soul is there to guide you—all you have to do is listen.
The story evokes the beauty inherent in the idea of a soul through glowing and vibrant descriptions of gemstones and the natural world. It encourages readers to see their soul as an inner guiding voice of wisdom. Equally glowing and vibrant illustrations help readers travel the spectrum of emotions and colors, teaching them how to put words to their feelings and use mindfulness to manage them. The simple, accessible language also provides mantras that readers can use for self-talk when they need to tackle difficult emotions.
My Soul Treasure is a fantastic, joyful exploration of the soul that avoids explicit religious affiliations and welcomes readers into the concept of mindfulness.
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About the Author
Kate Searle is a geologist, wife, and mum who lives in the southwest of Australia. Becoming a mother sparked Kate’s love of storytelling. She has an innate passion for instilling in children a sense of personal empowerment. She has woven her love of gemstones into her debut book, My Soul Treasure, to teach children about the incredible powers of their own souls.
For more information, visit www.soultreasures.com.au
About the Illustrator
Alison Mutton is an illustrator from Perth, Western Australia, mainly working in the children’s and educational publishing fields. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Design & Illustration from Curtin University and has been a freelance illustrator for over ten years. When not illustrating, she likes to play the piano, needle felt, walk her dog, and swing dance.
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