“Help I Swallowed A Butterfly” is the second book in the delightful Honeycake series. In this sequel, Nala gets stage fright at school. But with the help of her mom, Nala learns how to get rid of those pesky butterflies in her tummy. This charming book empowers young readers to practice mindfulness and meditation so that they are able to meet life’s challenges head-on in a healthy and balanced way. “Help I Swallowed A Butterfly” is clearly written and incredibly relatable, with step-by-step instructions and guided meditation exercises for young readers. This book is also a valuable resource for caregivers who want to provide a positive introduction for children to the world of self-care and managing those butterflies.
Medea Kalantar, a Reiki Master/Practitioner, a Guinness World Record Holder and a multi-award-winning best selling author of a new children’s book series titled Honeycake.
Inspired to write these books when she learned she would become a grandmother, Kalantar’s stories are based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe—just like the spices in a honey cake. That is why she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes.
With all the negativity in the world today, Kalantar’s series is a much-needed glimmer of positivity. The Honeycake series teaches valuable life lessons, giving children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives.
The Honeycake books teach children about diversity, kindness, mindfulness, trust, and
gratitude. This series will enlighten, empower, educate, and entertain children for generations to come.
“No matter where we come from or what colour our skin is, we are all one race ... the human race. We are all one!” says Kalantar.
Canadian author Medea Kalantar immigrated from Georgia U.S.S.R. when she was four years old. She and her husband Esfandiar, who immigrated to Canada from Iran, are parents to two beautiful children. They welcomed their first grandchild in 2019.
This book is exactly what I needed to help my 6-year-old process her emotions. She has some anxiety and I had been trying to help her learn to breathe and release for months, but she would refuse. However, once she saw herself reflected in Nala, the book’s main character, she actually did it! This book is written in language and a style that really appealed to my daughter, and she loved the fact that she had seen the character before in the author’s first book, Honeycake. Thanks, Medea, for creating this sweet story that has become a very useful tool in our home. It normalizes my daughter’s feelings and offers suggestions for working through them. I’m a happy mom.