The Little Souls

Kids' Questions about Life Volume 3

Children - Educational
60 Pages
Reviewed on 01/20/2018
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Author Biography

As a biochemist, acupuncturist, and mother of two young boys, it has been my life’s work to study the human being as a whole—body, mind, and soul.

Over several years of study, I gathered many observations through the eyes of a Western scientist and biochemist, where I learned about the atomic, molecular and cellular level of our organism; from an Eastern point of view as a licensed acupuncturist, where I was taught about the physical, energetic, mental/emotional and spiritual aspect of our being; through twenty years of traditional Japanese martial arts practice, where I gained insight about the physical-mechanical functioning, the potential and limitations of the body, and also the mental power of our being; through ten years of yoga and meditation practice, giving me more insight on all three aspects of our being, the physical, mental and spiritual; as well as through the eyes of a translator and traveler observing not only the differences in language but also in habits, culture, and philosophies throughout this world.

Our children are the future. Ensuring their health and happiness as adults begins at a young age. It’s very challenging to navigate this beautiful, yet toxic world. Ultimately, it’s important for us as parents to educate ourselves so that we can teach our children, giving them a strong foundation for how to enjoy a long and healthy life.
My philosophy is to preserve health rather than to cure disease. Let's keep our kids happy and healthy!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite

The Little Souls: Kids' Questions about Life Volume 3 by Agnes Deglon is an educational children’s book. It is part of a series about the connection between the soul, the mind and the body. It deals with multiple themes which are all developed in language young children can understand, but which are perfectly relatable to adults as well as being precise and meticulous. The series’ aim is to answer the questions about life asked by Agnes’s boys and they are quite universal so this book is bound to help numerous parents (who would not know how to answer their own sons and daughters) and kids who need to be answered accurately. Agnes’s goal is a holistic one: she is focusing on the human being as a whole and their well being, as well as on the preservation of health rather than on curing disease. In this respect, discussing problems before they arise is of the essence.

The Little Souls by Agnes Deglon caught my attention because as a new step grandma I am very much enjoying selecting interesting books for my two little grandsons. And the cover of this amazing book did not mislead me. I loved everything about it: the way the author weaves together information about the universe, life, energy, matter… Agnes Deglon tackles extremely hard topics to discuss with young children: life and death, the soul, individualism, and dreams and nightmares … what we as human beings truly are, but also what we are facing or have to face regularly. The text, including the bear metaphor, is extremely well written and accessible to children from kindergarten onward. It is simple yet powerful, easy to follow yet deep. The illustrations are gorgeous and candid and help little ones understand the concepts easily. I highly recommend this book!

Lacey

The Little Souls offers parents an opportunity to open up about the subject of a soul, dreams, thoughts, individualism, life, and death, all in language that is simple for little ones to understand. The images help children understand such complicated subject matter and the book itself has such a powerful effect on children. I recommend this book to the parents of kindergarteners I work with and I try to recommend it as often as I can.

Rachel Horon

The Journeys of the Little Souls takes a thoughtful trip through deep concepts. We talk about energy and souls, but these are intangible concepts that they may not grasp or have many questions. This book takes the time to talk about our whole self: mind, body, and spirit. It also opens the dialogue to talk about life, dreams, death, and our purpose in life.
I read this story with my 7-year old and did not anticipate her reaction. We had a heartfelt discussion about those we have lost recently and the possibility of our grandparents passing on. This book gave me the words to use that are simple enough to explain these complex ideas. By the end of our talk, she seemed to have more answers to questions she did not know how to ask.
The book is divided into 2 sections, and after the first section we needed a break to debrief. It is well written with the perfect pace for young listeners as well as bright and pleasant illustrations as visual aids to catch their eyes.