Third Title in the Award-Winning A Little Zen for Little Ones Series Captures Beautiful & Timeless Messages
(LOS ANGELES) November 1, 2012 – “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” has been released by Umiya Publishing as the third title in the award-winning A Little Zen for Little Ones trilogy. The first title in the series, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”, won a Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medal and a Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal and received broad critical acclaim, while the second title, “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”, also won a Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medal.“Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” is about a wise boy who receives a lot of love—and worry—from his parents. They worry about his health, his happiness, and everything else. Ultimately, the boy reframes how his parents relate to him, asking them to consider focusing on the present moment instead of worrying about the future. The message touches upon core Zen concepts of being present and not letting our worries disconnect us from what is truly important.Just like the story itself, the book’s beautiful illustrations juxtapose modern graphics with traditional backgrounds to transpose the old into the new, thus creating an accessible context for deeply meaningful concepts. In today’s world where kids and adults alike are constantly worrying about an uncertain future, a book like “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” helps us put life into a calmer, wiser perspective.
“This third title in the A Little Zen for Little Ones series holds a special place in my heart,” notes author Sanjay Nambiar. “We are so busy and preoccupied in our modern culture. This book imparts a little wisdom as to what is most important, namely the time we spend together,” he added.
“Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” is distributed through Small Press United, a subsidiary of Independent Publishers Group. The book is available at amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and at bookstores, gift shops, and libraries across the country. For more information, please contact Jeannine Schechter Jacobi of Fresh PR at (310) 857-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.alittlezen.com.
About Sanjay Nambiar
Sanjay Nambiar grew up in Carson, CA, where he overcame a gang- and drug-riddled environment with the help of a closely-knit family and a focus on education. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, with degrees in Economics and Neurobiology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA. He now is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles, CA. Sanjay practices meditation on a daily basis and sees extraordinary potential for happiness (and frustration) in the confluence of Western lifestyles and Eastern philosophies. Through his books, Sanjay hopes to inspire readers to consider life in a different perspective, one that incorporates a little bit of Zen as well as a lot of fun. He won a Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medal and a Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal for his debut book, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”.
About A Little Zen for Little Ones
A Little Zen for Little Ones (www.alittlezen.com) puts classic and new Zen stories in an accessible context for today’s kids (and adults!). These revered tales provide a little perspective on what’s truly important, on how personal balance and peace can manifest in everyday life. With children as central characters and narratives that reflect modern culture, A Little Zen for Little Ones helps us examine our values as our world becomes more complex and confusing. After all, if our children can get a little bit of Zen in their lives, perhaps they’ll grow up to be adults with a little bit of Zen as well. Wouldn’t that be great for all of us?