Thursday, March 20, 2014

Good Night, Animal World~Book Tour and Review

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About the Book

Good Night Animal World by Giselle Shardlow

Title: Good Night, Animal World: A Kids Yoga Bedtime Story | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: Emily Gedzyk | Publication Date: September 20, 2013 | Publisher: Company: Kids Yoga Stories LLC | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 2.5 to 6 years Summary: Say good night to the animals of the world! Calm your mind and body before bedtime by taking a journey around the world with this kids yoga storybook. Join six Kids Yoga Stories characters as you perch like a bald eagle, crouch like a tiger, and curl up like a sloth. The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses and a Parent Guide with tips on creating a successful bedtime experience. Learn something new, explore movement, and unwind together before bedtime!


My {Our} Review

The Big One and Ms. Middle read this book with me.  We loved that this book was full of yoga positions that were easy enough for all three of us to try.  The story was light and Ms. Middle was able to fully follow along.

The Big One {TBO}: Mom
Me: Yes
TBO: Can we read that one book?
Ms. Middle {MM}: Yea, can we?
Me: Sure, why don't you go get it.
TBO: Mom, the one with the Yogi?
MM: The bear?
Me: It's YO-GAH
MM: Yea, like the bear.  Can we get a talking bear, mom?  Like, for my birthday?
Me: Well, why don't we start with this book and see if we still want a bear tomorrow, ok?
MM: A talking bear.
TBO: Dad's just going to say "no".
Me: Probably.

TBO: I liked the pictures and that I was able to do what the pictures showed.  It was easy to do.  I think I can do it every night...if my mom let's me {eyes roll}.  It was short, I could have read some more.

TBO Grade ~ A+

MM: When the end came, I was sad.  I wanted more pictures because they were good and you let me try them.

MM Grade ~ A+

Me: We enjoyed that three of us were able to participate with the book.  The yoga positions were easy enough that even Little Baby could participate the next time we do this {if she's awake}.  I'm not sure that we would give her the book we printed, but she could try the poses with us.  The story didn't need a lot of attention, which was good because the Beanie Babies were paying more attention to the yoga than the story.

The Buzz

"This book has been so amazing for my 2.5 year old daughter! The illustrations are adorable! She is always so rambunctious at bedtime and this lets her get out some of that excess energy. She loves the book so much that this has been one we read every night. It helps my daughter fall asleep faster which means more time for mom in the evenings." ~ 5 Star Review, cwalt047, Amazon
"Another GREAT book!! I used this book for my kids yoga classes for ages 2-5 years old. After a very active yoga class, we read this book and did the yoga poses before the resting portion of the class. My little yogis loved the pictures and saying Good Night to all of the animals one by one. I played a calming song with some animal noises in the background and we were then able to quiet our minds and bodies for the pose of rest. I think this will become a regular pre-resting story for my classes with this age group. My 5 year old son loves to read this book again and again too! Keep the great books coming!" ~ 5 Star Review, Stacy Daniels - Kids Yoga Teacher, Amazon
"What a delightful book to get young children reading and moving in a wind-down, calming story about saying goodnight to the animals of the world. I am a k-12 Reading Certified teacher who blogs about parenting at The Educator's Spin On It. I am big fan of literacy activities that combine movement and geography in a loving parent / child interaction experience and Good night, Animal World does just that. This book would be a great addition to your book shelf." ~ 5 Star Review, Amanda at The Educators' Spin On It, Amazon

About the Author: Giselle Shardlow

Giselle Shardlow from Kids Yoga Stories
Giselle Shardlow
Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga-inspired children’s books get children moving, learning, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the stories found at or on Amazon ( worldwide.    

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Good Night, Animal World Blog Tour Schedule (2014)

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