Saturday, March 31, 2012

We Give Books - You Are a Lion

We Give Books was started by Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation to "support literacy through programs that engage entire communities through literacy and awareness programs". The We Give Books program is an initiative that allows anyone with Internet access to give books to children in need. When you sign up you can choose from one of five charities. Then you can select from one of 151 digital picture books (both fiction and non fiction) to read online.

This is all completely free for the reader! Simply choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, a book is donated to a leading literacy group on your behalf. So please sign up and support literacy.

Title: You Are a Lion and Other Fun Yoga Poses
Author and Illustrator: Taeeun Yoo
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (March 15, 2012)
Format: eBook
Genre: Childrens
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

Taeeun Yoo ( 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.

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