From School Library Journal
PreS–Toddlers can move along with the playful illustrations and simple poses introduced in this book. Each colorful spread shows a child in a yoga pose on one side, while the opposing page pictures the animal the position is supposed to reflect. For example, the first spread shows, Yoga Baby in the flying eagle pose, and the facing page reads, spreads his arms like a butterfly. While a butterfly is depicted rather than an eagle, the idea is conveyed and the other poses are fairly straightforward. Youngsters are shown hanging down like a monkey (forward bend), breathing like a lion (lion breath), etc. The brightly hued backgrounds of blue, pink, purple, and yellow, combined with the large cartoon artwork, are pleasing to the eye. A note to adults offers some practice tips, and there is also a brief explanation of the poses. Yoga is all the rage, and this picture book will be popular where books on the topic are in demand.–DeAnn Tabuchi, San Anselmo Public Library, CA
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PreS. Intended as a "gentle introduction" rather than a strict how-to manual, this small, square book offers a simple sequence of yoga poses designed especially for toddlers. On each cheerfully designed spread, a simple, black-outlined illustration shows a smiling toddler in a pose; on the opposite page, an animal mimics the same motion. The text is straightforward: "Yoga baby wags his tail like a dog" read the words above a boy, balanced in Downward Dog pose--just like the spotted pooch next to him. Appended material includes tips for adults to help guide children through the motions and photos of toddlers performing the poses. This slim offering isn't a necessary purchase, but there's little available about yoga for the toddler set, and the encouraging notes and well-chosen poses will give parents (and others who work with children) new ideas for channeling toddler energy. Gillian EngbergCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved