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Ring Tail Raffi is a story about a Lemur living with anxiety who ventures on a life changing journey, ultimately learning mindfulness skills to cope with his worries and fears.  This story introduces young minds to beginner’s mindfulness concepts, followed by interactive questions fostering dialogue between children and caregivers such as parents, teachers or therapists.

For all those interested in nature and animals, we also learn some fun facts.  Let’s experience learning Mindfulness in Madagascar with this lovable Lemur!

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Shari LaRosa, LCSW, is a licensed clinical therapist, a proud wife, and mom to two college-age daughters. With an additional degree in elementary education, Shari blends her passion for helping others, experience teaching children, and love of animals and nature in order to expose young readers to mindful awareness in a creative fashion. She hopes to encourage open dialogue about anxiety so when children recognize symptoms of worry, there is greater comfort in disclosing their feelings with others they trust.

Alessandra Cimatoribus is an illustrator who lives and works in Italy. She attended the International School of Graphics in Venice. Her work has been present in many exhibitions such as the International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, the Biennale of Bratislava, the Biennale of Barreiro, the American Illustrators Society’s Exhibition in New York, as well as the Itabashi Art Museum in Tokyo. Alessandra has published about fifty books for international publishers. She also has illustrated board games, designed and painted stage costumes, and has additionally applied her talent in advertising, packaging, and designing plates. Alessandra has also painted fourteen murals for the Philadelphia Zoo that won a top Honors Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums!

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