Reviews for Sleepy Little Yoga : A Toddler's Sleepy Book of Yoga

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall
"Yoga Baby-- / hangs upside down like a bat." Nine spreads feature simple yoga poses, all but one spotlighting an animal, and all intended to help toddlers chill out before nap- or bedtime. Undistinguished mixed-media art shows children and animals assuming their yoga positions. A closing note wisely reminds grownups not to be too perfectionistic about the poses. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2007 March

PreS-- This sweet and simple book can be used to calm a young child and to introduce yoga poses. It is very similar to this author and illustrator's Little Yoga (Holt, 2005). Colorful pages show a toddler in an easy pose opposite an animal in a similar position. The book is fun to share, even in a group storytime, while letting children do their own thing. Back matter includes explanations of the poses and general tips on practice for adults. A photo spread shows children practicing the postures. Some of them involve movement, which is not made clear from either the drawings or photographs, though it is explained in the notes. The author emphasizes that this is not a manual but an invitation to have fun and relax together; the book works well on that level. For a little more instruction, try Karen Pierce's Yoga Bear: Yoga for Youngsters (NorthWord, 2004).--Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL

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