About the Book
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!
I invited my niece and her son, Brandon, who is 3 1/2 years old, to read this book. He had never done any yoga before but was happy to read the book and try it out. Brandon loved the book—in fact, he read the story and tried out the poses twice. This is a good sign as this book is not intended to be a one-time read. Actually, we all learned something—Pandas from India look totally different! He enjoyed the interaction and attention from the adults—it’s definitely a fun way to bond. A parent’s guide provides suggestions for creating calming bedtime rituals, in general, and specifically, how best to incorporate yoga into your child’s bedtime routine. This book has so much to offer: engaging illustrations, animals, geography, culture, and yoga relaxation, and it all comes together seamlessly.
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“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 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 www.kidsyogastories.com or on Amazon (amazon.com/author/giselleshardlow) worldwide.
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Good Night, Animal World Blog Tour Schedule (2014)
Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Review)
My Devotional Thoughts (Review)
Books Direct (Author Interview & Review)
Amanda’s Books and More (Review)
K&A’s Children’s Book Reviews (Review)
Doodles, Doodles Everywhere (Review)
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Christy’s Cozy Corners (Review)
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Hazel Nutt’s Toddler Talk (Review)
For the Love of Books (Review)
Books, Babies and Bows (Review)
WS Momma Readers Nook (Review)
The Reading Room (Book Spotlight)
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BeachBoundBooks (Author Interview)
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Victoria Simcox’s Blog (Author Interview)
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Hershey Wishes and Kisses (Review)
When Did I Become My Mom (Review)
Picture Books & Pirouettes (Review)
Say What? Savannah Mae Kids (Review)
Nana Three and Counting (Review)
Learning and Growing the Piwi Way (Review)
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Thanks so much for telling us about this book, Belinda! Ran it by my daughter (teacher, yoga fan) and she’d never heard of it and is excited to see it. It’s now on our list to order for our little guys.
That’s great…and thanks for visiting my blog, Ellen!
How fantastic that your niece’s son enjoyed the book. So true how children wanting to read a book over and over is the true sign of a winner! Thanks so much for joining us in the Good Night Animal World Blog Tour.
Renee, it was my pleasure to review Good Night, Animal Word and be part of the blog tour.
Thank you for your fabulous review of Good Night, Animal World, Belinda. I love the pictures of your niece’s son in Giraffe Pose. My 3-year-old daughter also loves that pose. Thank you for taking the time to read and enjoy the yoga book with your family, and for checking out the resources at the back of the book. Really appreciate your contribution to the book tour!