Monday, 28 October 2013

BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Waiting for Dad ~ A Yoga Story for Kids by Lakshmi Gosyne - A GREAT READ!!


About The Author:

Lakshmi Gosyne is an author, illustrator and designer. She worked with John Wiley and Sons, Canada as a graphic designer before working full-time with children and getting her Master's Degree in Education.   Her 15 years of experience with children and teaching as well as her love for yoga converged into two Yoga for Kids books: A Jungle Walk and Waiting for Dad.   In fact, Jungle Walk was originally a yoga workshop for children in Child Care Centers.   Lakshmi is an avid traveler and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Toronto, Canada, New Zealand and Thailand. She currently lives in Koh Samui, Thailand with her husband Jonathan.  
Genre: Children's Picture Book with Yoga Poses
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: December 12, 2012


Book Description:
Rob is the last child to be picked up by his father from school! He starts to imagine what his dad might be up to.
Maybe he’s in a jungle? With pirates? In outer space?
This book uses fun yoga routine that energizes your child. Imagining pirates, tigers and aliens can make things exciting for children especially when they can  roar or call out “Ahoy matey!”
This book uses traditional yoga poses in a flowing and fun sequence. Children will increase their body awareness, strength and fitness and most of all, have fun.

Excerpts:


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MY REVIEW 

What a wonderful idea this book is for keeping kids active, whilst reading an adventure at the same time. 

There are about 32 pages in this lovely picture book, which has great illustrations as you can see above. 

Rob is waiting for his Dad to collect him from school. He sits and waits on a bench outside the school. Whilst he's waiting he starts imagining where his Dad might be. Could he be walking the plank on a pirate ship, or could he have gone into space?

Each adventure has a lovely colourful illustration which goes into great detail on one page, and on the opposite page is a diagram of a young boy doing a yoga pose, with a detailed description on how to do the pose, written so a child can understand it, and so it makes it fun. Some of the poses you see you may be familiar with, but how it is described to the child makes it sound like a game, rather than an arduous exercise an adult may endure. 

I thought this was a great concept, and well designed to make exercise fun for kids, and also for the adults reading the book with them. Fun for all the family! Highly recommended.



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