Tuesday, October 1, 2013

REVIEW ~ Waiting ForDad; A Yoga Story for Kids ~ by LAKSHIMI GOSYNE Virtual Book Tour Cafe

5.0 out of 5 stars Yoga, Patience and Children a Natural Mix, September 1, 2013
By Maria Catalina Egan "M.C.V. Egan" (Delray Beach, Florida USA)
This review is from: Waiting for Dad: A Yoga Story for Kids (Kindle Edition)
Waiting for Dad is a very unique book. The combination of photography and illustrations was new to me and I found it a useful way to best convey the two parts of this book that complement each other beautifully.
The story is most relatable. Every parent has a running late day here and there. The message of patience is relatable. The way the author weaves the YOGA poses throughout the story is a great tool to introduce children to what unquestionably will enhance any person's life.
Yoga can teach children to focus, breath and relax, this book conveys it in a fabulous way.
On a personal note, I booked a few Yoga classes after reading the book. I used to attend Yoga regularly and the book reminded me of the many benefits.

About The Author:

Lakshmi Gosyne is an author, illustrator and designer. She worked with John Wiley and Sons, Canada as a graphic designer before working full-time with children and getting her Master's Degree in Education.

Her 15 years of experience with children and teaching as well as her love for yoga converged into two Yoga for Kids books: A Jungle Walk and Waiting for Dad.

In fact, Jungle Walk was originally a yoga workshop for children in Child Care Centers.

Lakshmi is an avid traveler and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Toronto, Canada, New Zealand and Thailand. She currently lives in Koh Samui, Thailand with her husband Jonathan.

Genre: Children's Picture Book with Yoga Poses
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: December 12, 2012

Book Description:

Rob is the last child to be picked up by his father from school! He starts to imagine what his dad might be up to.
Maybe he’s in a jungle? With pirates? In outer space?
This book uses fun yoga routine that energizes your child. Imagining pirates, tigers and aliens can make things exciting for children especially when they can roar or call out “Ahoy matey!”

This book uses traditional yoga poses in a flowing and fun sequence. Children will increase their body awareness, strength and fitness and most of all, have fun.