Thursday, May 13, 2010

Green book of the week: Om Baby, Child of the Universe by Schamet Horsfield

Today we review a green book that is about love' peace and happiness and is also working with Eco-Libris to plant a tree for every printed copy.

Our book is:

Om Baby, Child of the Universe

Author and illustrator: Schamet Horsfield

Schamet is a mother, a wife, a visionary artist, a new paradigm business woman, a dreamer, and a firm believer in the ability to turn dreams into reality!

: Om Baby World

Published on: April 2010

What this book is about? (from the book's Amazon page)

Om Baby Books are a series of children's picture books written and illustrated by Schamet Horsfield. Schamet's first book in the series is called Om Baby, Child of the Universe. It is a beautiful book full of colorful illustrations that are about love, peace, and happiness. The book's text emphasizes the importance of family, friends, and community. Children and adults alike will love Om Baby's colors, imaginative characters, settings, and the feelings the book evokes within them. Om Baby is a superhero for the planet, for love, and for global peace. Om Baby reminds us of the most important things in life: truth, love, friendship, family, community, and the potential for greatness within us all.

Om Baby, Child of the Universe is a 8.5 by 8.5 hardcover picture book with beautifully printed end pages. Full color. 40 pages. The contents of Om Baby are printed with soy inks on paper from responsibly managed forests and contain 25% post-consumer recycled fiber. A tree is planted for each Om Baby book made.

What we think about it?
Schamet Horsfield writes at the end of her book "Om Baby is the light and love within us all. Have you hugged your inner Om Baby today?". Well, with this beautiful and positive book you can't really be nothing but nice to your inner Om baby, no matter how stressful or annoying was your day.

Firstly, I'd like to say that the beautiful illustrations of the author makes the book a great visual experience. They're beautiful and powerful at the same time and help you to stop for a second and think about the text you've just read.

The story itself is very inspiring. Om Baby is everything we want to be - happy, caring about others and the environment, believing in the power of the mind and even avid readers!
What we like about Om Baby is the fact that he (or she - I couldn't tell :-) cares and occupies himself only with the things that are really important in life, from family to happiness. This happiness looks very easy when you occupy yourself with things like books, adventures, yoga, family, eating from your garden, caring about planet earth, etc. So why the rest of us don't follow it 24/7?

Well, this is tragedy of the modern life, when we're too occupied with the rat race and don't stop for a minute to appreciate the really important things. This book is an inspiration to look for the right path, the one of Om Baby.

Bottom Line: A great book both for adults and children who are ready to learn an important lesson from a baby with one eye and plenty of wisdom!

Disclosure: We received a copy of this book from the author.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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