Illustrated children’s book, ages 3 to 10. Includes guidance for family practice of appreciation rituals.

The story was tested and reviewed extensively from perspectives of Waldorf education,  beekeeping, Buddhist practice,  nonviolent  communication, family therapy & peacework.

Forthcoming  2018

What is the cost of emotional disconnection from dear ones? Do you want to enhance sharing and dissolve tensions in your family before they widen? Learn one simple practice to take care of important relationships daily!

Two elves visit Queen Rain and King Wind. They convince them to disperse the clouds and dry the tears in their relationship that are falling continuously and endangering the life of bees on Earth.

A story about watering the seeds of joy in any relationship through appreciation. It is a source of inspiration to provide daily exercise for the role of “heart gardener.” Guidance and practical examples are included for family practice of appreciation rituals. Peacebuilding is taken to the family level where the emotional journey starts for everyone. Add this to your bedtime ritual for increasing harmony and quality time together.

Through the names of elves and the interactive pages, the story includes an introduction into the world of crystals and their benefits.The illustrations invite families to play with natural materials and immersion in nature.

Editorial Reviews:

Full of lessons for all of us, young and old. The book comes complete with a game to help us all through a journey of appreciation. A very useful and well-presented book.” 5-star review, Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Reader’s Favorite

"Queen Rain, King Wind is a beautifully written book, full of gems of information and insight. It attractively engages children to learn about the mysteries of love, and the vital law of unity that makes life, joy, and goodness possible. A must read for children and their parents and all those who love the mysteries of life".  Dr. H.B. Danesh, Founder and President, International Education for Peace Institute,

 "(...) an excellent tool for parents, teachers and children". Trudy Brand Jacobsen, Guidance Counsellor, former Principal, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

“A beautiful story. I love how you connect this to information about conflict, appreciation, and crystals.” Diane Ross, Professor of Education, Otterbein University, Ohio; Executive Director, Forum for Youth Advocacy (FOYA) Uganda 

“In all of her work, Ina has a gift for using story to examine the many aspects of holistic peacebuilding.  Her children’s books allow the reader to learn, practice, and explore – all at the same time.” Kristin Famula, President, National Peace Academy, US,

“I love this story which allows me to share my personal life-changing experience of practising gratitude with my daughter in a playful way. Hopefully, this story will help many adults and children to be happier in their life by expressing their appreciation of their loved ones in a concrete way and by starting to appreciate small things with people they struggle with.” Brigitt Altwegg, Peace & Conflict Specialist, Switzerland