I try to read all children’s books with a Montessori perspective, which is one of peace education or showing children how to treat the world and the people around them with respect and dignity. Maybe: A Little Zen for Little Ones by Sanjay Namibiar is a good example of peace education with a message that shows children that sometimes things that might initially appear negative can have a positive outcome.
Maybe a simply illustrated story follows a sweet little girl as she experiences some mishaps that many children might be very disappointed by but she learns that those mishaps occurred for a reason – a good reason that she finds out about soon enough.
Maybe’s illustrations line up nicely with the story and capture the little girl’s sweet personality. The colors used with the illustrations bring the story to life.
The book teaches readers about values that every child and adult should all follow as an example of having a happier, more satisfied life. Maybe gives readers an idea of what is really important in relatable experiences for small children. I happily add Maybe: A Little Zen for Little Ones to my bookshelf and recommend it to parents and teachers alike.