Paperback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication June 2022 | ISBN 9781802580891
Chester Chestnut is a happy little chap, but sometimes even the happiest of chaps get worried or nervous and when this happens Chester’s tummy starts to hurt. Follow the journey of Chester Chestnut as he learns about his anxious thoughts and feelings, where they come from and how to control them.
Jason Rhodes came to write the children’s book Imagine Eating Lemons as part of a much larger vision. He wants to educate the younger generation with the simple tools needed to help manage their thoughts and feelings, resulting in a much more peaceful and connected world. Having suffered from extreme anxiety himself for many years he discovered the practice of mindfulness and life quickly began to change. He has now ended his career as a film actor and decided to focus all of his energy on helping to spread awareness of this life-changing practice.
Richard Dearing is a digital illustrator based in Bristol, UK. In the past, Richard has created illustrations for Swedish Prog band PreHistoric Animals, Californian wine company Stella Rosa, musician Von Geigerfelt and the card game "Exploriana". He was also featured in the Broken Frontier Award nominated Jeremy Corbyn Comic, for Selfmadehero and in the Amazing Adventures Exhibition in London April 2019.
'Helpful, accessible and appealing guide to mindfulness for children' Love Reading 4 Kids
'Reassuring, calming, happy, playful; not only does it empower children to understand and help themselves, but it’s a beautiful, gentle book for all.' Mary Esther Judy, FallenStar Stories
'With vibrant illustrations and playful rhyme we discover some of the simple benefits of mindfulness and how we can use it to settle our busy every day minds.' Zoe James-Williams, Drawing on Books
'This book is a fantastic introduction to how we can stop, recognise, process, and deal with our emotions when they're getting too much and it's explained in such a beautiful way through the power of a children's book.' Heidi and Her Books
'An important book for children' Book Read 2 Day
'A lovely way to introduce children to mindfulness' Lucy Owen
'I think this is a wonderful book to add to our reading list. Not only is it a fun and engaging book for children aged 3-8 years old, its also sharing the lovely tools and tips on mindfulness and how children can incorporate this into their lives to better support their wellbeing.' The Willow Tree
'This is a great introduction to mindful breathing through the medium of a story, perfect for 3 and 4 year olds who sometimes need to calm down! Mindfulness is a skill that can be learnt, and it's an essential skill too, that's so beneficial to us all.' It's All About Stories
'The book is beautifully illustrated and uses a simple but engaging story to introduce children to the idea of using mindfulness practice to alleviate anxiety and worries.' Sparkles and Stretchmarks
'A book that is well worth having for home and school use.' Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'I really have enjoyed this book and know I would have benefitted from reading this as a child. It’s a book I really recommend to everyone!' Strawberry Post
'The poetic text makes this a great book to read aloud to a class or a group of children. The vibrant illustrations beautifully depict the contrasting feelings that Chestnut displays over the course of the story and will also provide great talking points.' Helen Morgan, Just Imagine