Hello, Bali by Giselle Shardlow
Cover and illustrations by Emily Gedzyk
Paperback: 52 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 23, 2014)
Energize your body and mind with this yoga island adventure book for young children!
Say good day to the magical island of Bali! Join Anamika, one of the Yoga Kids, as she travels with her family to Bali, Indonesia. Surf like a surfer, dance like a Balinese dancer, and sit like a monkey.
The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses, Map of Bali, Basic Indonesian Phrases, and a Parent-Teacher Guide with tips on creating a successful yoga experience. This yoga book for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2 to 5) is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children.
This is a really fun book. I think adults will love this book as much as kids do, at least I know I did. The story was interesting and each little paragraph had a yoga pose illustration so you could see how to do it. One example was “Children bike home from their village school. Hello, children”. Then there was a drawing of how to do the knees to chest pose like you do riding a bike.
I loved learning the English/Indonesian word comparisons. One I learned was Good morning/Selamat pagi. You also learn how to pronounce the Indonesian words for counting from 1 – 20.
The illustrations were big, bold and colorful. At the end of the book is a list of links for parents and teachers that would come in handy for those who wanted to learn more.
The book is targeted toward children 2-5, but I think anyone wound enjoy reading and learning from this book.
About the Author
Giselle Shardlow draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, mother,
and yogi to write her yoga-inspired children’s books. This story was inspired by
her unforgettable travels to Bali and her desire to share these experiences with
her daughter. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.
About the Illustrator
Emily Gedzyk is a world traveler who draws her artistic inspiration from the
places she’s visited and the people in her life. She hopes to continue her
journeys to new, exciting places and to teach everyone she meets that it’s
never too early or too late to go out into the world on their own adventures.
To learn more about the yoga poses, please visit www.kidsyogastories.com/kids-yoga-pose