Courage comes from the ability to handle fear, as young Meena learns in The Happiest Tree. In this empowering picture book, Meena worries her clumsiness will jeopardize the class play. After all, she is supposed to play a tree—graceful and stalwart. But when she signs up for a children's yoga class, Meena learns to breathe slowly and deeply, to stretch "like a rubber band" and to coordinate her arms and legs in "smooth, slow movements." With greater control comes greater calm, enabling Meena to deal with a minor mishap during the play.