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Title: You Are a Lion and Other Fun Yoga Poses
Author and Illustrator: Taeeun Yoo
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (March 15, 2012)
Source: We Give Books
Ages: 4 - 7
Parents are constantly being bombarded with the fact that most children do not get enough exercise.
The story begins when children gather Namaste (a customary greeting when individuals meet) to each other in the morning sun. This word will throw a couple children, but a nice way to introduce Indian culture.
As children stretch their bodies, they also stretch their minds and make both the poses and sounds of the wild jungle animals.
A fun interactive book for those days that you just cannot get you little ones to sit still and read a book.
The simple instructions are easy for both you and your child to assume the yoga positions and guess what animal you are trying to be. Overall, the illustrations are not going to hold the attention for most children over multiple readings. I would only pull out this book occasionally for those overactive days when you want to spend some stretching and talking time with your child.
About the Author
Taeeun Yoo (www.taeeunyoo.com) received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated several picture books, including Only a Witch Can Fly (by Alison McGhee) - a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.