The healing, restorative power of yoga has been known for centuries, and more people than ever are active practitioners. Now even the youngest of readers can learn this mind and body exercise, helping them set up a lifetime of healthy habits. Through clear, easy-to-follow instructions, a unicorn yogi, along with two energetic students, leads children through a ten-pose class. Kid-friendly back matter provides additional information on yoga, as well as tips on mindfulness, encouraging readers to develop their own daily practice.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111066), PDF (9781534167414), Hosted ebook (9781534167582)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9 x 9|
School Library Journal Online - Unicorn Yoga
A whimsical gateway to the practice of yoga asana for very young readers.
Yoga provides a great introduction to mindfulness for young children because it promotes the habit of being present in one’s body. Readers are guided through beginner yoga poses using straightforward bullet points. The text relates each pose back to a familiar animal, with a reminder to breathe, and emphasizes that yoga is for every body. The bright, whimsical illustrations feature unicorns of different sizes depicted in their own versions of the highlighted pose. The illustrations are also humorous. One unicorn takes a bite from their yoga mat; one unicorn farts while in downward-facing dog. The back matter offers additional information on yogic breathing and mindfulness techniques to share. However, the scope of the text does not include details on the history of yoga and its cultural origins. Overall, this book is a simple, accessible introduction to the practice and benefits of yoga.
Author: Gina Cascone
Gina Cascone is the author of 30 books in several different genres, and has written for screen and television. Around the World Right Now is her first picture book, a joyful collaboration with her daughter inspired by her granddaughter’s unrelenting curiosity. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey. They have two grown children, two grandchildren, and three cats.
Author: Bryony Williams Sheppard
Bryony Williams Sheppard holds a degree in Theater Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been teaching since the age of 17 and loves bringing different stories to life with her students. She is also a teacher near Princeton, New Jersey, where her favorite part of lesson planning is choosing the best book for each class. When not working, Bryony enjoys spending time in her noisy house with her husband, two children, two cats, and a dog.
Illustrator: Jennifer Sattler
Jennifer Sattler is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the new board books Dirty Birdies and Jungle Gym, as well as the picture book Sylvie, and the Pig Kahuna and the Chick ’n’ Pug series. She lives in upstate New York, where she delights in embarrassing her children and having meaningful conversations with her dog, Henry. Learn more about her at jennifersattlerbooks.com.
- Easy Pose
- Cow Pose
- Cat Pose
- Tiger Pose
- Child's Pose
- Downward-Facing Dog Pose
- Forward-Fold Pose
- Plank Pose
- Cobra Pose
- Upward-Facing Dog Pose
- Relaxation Pose
- Yoga is Good for Everyone
- Practice, Practice, Practice
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