I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids by Kristen Fischer
To be published on July 1, 2017.
What could be more fun for kids than to hop like a frog, slither like a snake, and roar like a lion–all while learning an empowering, healthy life skill? Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids is a delightful pose-along adventure for children ages two to six. Readers will join our heroine Lyla as she learns ten yoga poses from her friends at the zoo, receiving helpful tips along the way from each animal she encounters. Using rhyming and counting to make memorization easier, here is an imaginative book that combines the benefits of yoga with kids’ natural love for animals to create a magical learning journey that parents and children can enjoy together.
This rhyming, counting book features a little girl trying out yoga poses with help from her friends at the zoo. Each page shows an adorable illustration of Lyla in her yoga position, along with 1-10 animals giving helpful instructions. The rhyming stanzas don’t specifically say how to do the pose, but they give enough description to make the story fun. The end of the book includes the list of poses Lyla was doing with instructions on how to do them correctly.
This book is perfect for kids ages 3-5 who need to take a moment to relax. I could see my son following along when he was younger. The counting aspect makes this a book that younger children would also enjoy. The text is fairly simple, and the focus could be on counting the animals and not necessarily on the yoga poses.
My Rating: 4 stars