The Happiest Tree

By Washington Parent

Courage comes from the ability to handle fear, as young Meena learns in The Happiest Tree []. In this empowering picture book, Meena worries that her clumsiness will jeopardize the class play… Bright acrylic pictures by Ruth Jeyaveeran reinforce the upbeat tone of Uma Krishnaswami’s text. The book includes diagrams of six yoga postures suitable for children, giving young readers a chance, like Meena, to realize that ‘I can change my body by how I feel inside. If I am quiet inside, my body will be still.’