Thursday, 1 December 2016

Current Releases from Exisle Publishing

Book 1.
The Art Of Mindful Origami by Dr Richard Chambers

If you are looking for a way to inject some calm and mindfulness into your day (and at this time of year, who isn't?!), then The Art Of Mindful Origami is an ideal way to do just that.
Written by clinical psychologist Dr Richard Chambers, this book features 15 origami projects with simple step-by-step instructions, as well as some mindfulness exercises for you to practice. It is a great way to unwind.

The designs range from simple to more complex, so even if you have never had any experience with origami, the detailed instructions will guide you through.
Simple Step-By-Step Instructions

 The book includes tear-out pages to use for folding, and colouring pages that you can customise to the colours of your choice, then use to fold into your origami designs (which include a Pinwheel, Lotus, Crane, a Jumping Frog, and more.)

There's also interesting facts about the history of origami, as well as information about each of the designs. For example, we learn that the crane is a sacred creature in Japan, Korea, and China, and is believed to live for a thousand years.

The meditation exercises included are very relaxing.
This is a lovely book that you can enjoy on your own. It would also make a great family activity to do on a weekend. 
RRP $19.99
For further information, click here.

Book 2.
Australia Illustrated by Tania McCartney

Australia Illustrated is Tania McCartney's first self-illustrated picture book, and I think it's fantastic!
It is one of those books that you can spend hours poring over. 
From the beautiful hard cover, to the highly detailed, vibrant illustrations (created using ink, watercolour, digital art, and mono-printing) the reader is drawn in as we are taken on a state-by-state look at what makes our country so unique and distinctive.

Topics like bush tucker, Aussie slang, rocks, and wheat production are all covered.
There's also information about the names of native animals, trees, and wildflowers.

Tania has captured the idiosyncrasies and diversity of our country perfectly. 
Each page tells its own story - there's food, festivals, beaches and more to explore!

I would highly recommend this book as it truly is a visual feast that readers of any age will appreciate.
RRP $29.99

For further information, click here

Disclosure: I was given review copies of both titles to feature on my blog, with thanks to Exisle Publishing. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. I was not paid for this review. 


  1. I need to buy something for a 5yr old for Christmas and usually try to get him a few things cos he's at the age where it's quantity over quality. His mum usually gets him a book but I try to buy one as well. I love the illustrated Australia book... it looks gorgeous! #teamlovinlife

    1. It really is a gorgeous book; the pages have so much detail and a lot of information that I was happy to read about

  2. I love the look of this beautifully illustrated book. I have just ordered a copy. :)

    1. I'm sure you'll love it Kathy; it's such a lovely book. Let me know what you think when you receive it :)

  3. I love the thought of origami, but the reality doesn't match my expectations (mainly due to my own impatience!). The Australia Illustrated book is just gorgeous! :) #TeamLovinLife

  4. What an awesome collection of books! I would love to do origami and you know what I had never put origami and mindfulness together but it makes sense! I LOVE the Australia Illustrated book - beautiful! :-) #TeamLovinLife

  5. The illustrated book is gorgeous.


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