Chilla Gorilla & Lanky Lemur Journey to the Heart

From NYT best-selling author Kimberly Snyder and her husband comes this fun jungle adventure that teaches emotional intelligence and the power of heart-based living!

Chilla Gorilla and Lanky Lemur Journey to the Heart is an endearing adventure that helps everyone navigate big feelings while discovering inner peace.

In this enlightening and playful story, wise old Chilla Gorilla teaches his young friend Lanky Lemur how to use his heart's wisdom to transcend intense emotions, such as frustration, anger, and fear, in order to experience harmony, tranquility, and joy.

Chilla Gorilla & Lanky Lemur Journey to the Heart

"Kimberly's teachings on heart-based living and the HeartAlign Meditation™ are powerful tools to help create more peace and unity, starting within each of us, and spreading across families and the world. Her work is so important and needed today."

- Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent

"This book is such a beautiful and powerful book to help little ones and families connect to the peace in the heart and practice more peaceful living. And the world needs more heart right now!"

- Rooney Mara, Academy Award Nominated Actress

In this heartwarming children's book, a gorilla named Chilla guides his anxious lemur friend Lanky toward centering emotions, focusing on what he’s feeling, and remembering that feelings come and go, but the heart holds “a calm place where peace and love can grow.” Through multiple adventures on their journey through a lushly drawn jungle, Lanky grapples with handling fear, anger, and frustration, all with his wise friend, Chilla, by his side.

The adventure builds to an ending that reflects the way readers may often use this book—with warm words at tuck-in time, as Chilla introduces a meditative calming technique to help Lanky drift into peaceful sleep. (Backmatter includes a more thorough introduction to “HeartAlign Meditation™.”) With the nurturing and tranquil energy given off by Chilla and the lessons he imparts, young readers will take away a firm understanding of their emotions and the guidance to look no further than their own heart—and a trusted friend or mentor—when handling their intensity.

Takeaway: Soothing, gorgeous adventure story of finding calmness and handling feelings.

- Booklife Review by Publishers Weekly

About the Authors


Kimberly Snyder is a spiritual guide, meditation teacher, and holistic wellness expert. She is the three-time New York Times best-selling author of six previous books. Kimberly hosts the top-rated Feel Good podcast. She is the founder of Solluna® and the Heart Enlightenment MeditationTM. Kimberly is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University and resides in Los Angeles and Hawaii with her husband and children.


​Jon Bier is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, angel investor, and Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Jack Taylor, a full-service public relations and communications agency. Jon is a bar-admitted non-practicing attorney. He lives in California and Hawaii with his wife Kimberly, and their two boys.