Written & Illustrated by: Christiane Engel
For Ages: 5-6 years
Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, Yoga.
Summary: This book is a great way to introduce children to yoga by weaving a story into the poses. By having a pose with a picture for each letter of the alphabet, children understand how their bodies should look in the pose. The fun animal-themed poses on each page ignite the imagination of the young audience! Each letter page also has a short poem that helps to explain the pose- “jellyfish wobbles by. Lie on your back-look at the sky” it also shows a child and a jellyfish interacting happily on the beach. These simple illustrations are cheerful and easy to see, a key feature if they’re going to be shown during an actual yoga class! Children of any age could begin their own practice of yoga, starting with this book.
About the Author & Illustrator:
Christiane Engel loves writing and illustrating, especially for children and young people! She has illustrated over 30 children’s books so far and also works on magazines, advertising, juvenile fiction, and kids’ products. One of her latest projects is ABC for Me – a series of board books that Christiane created together with Quarto Kids / Walter Foster Jr.