My Daddy is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids

Citation: Baptiste, B., & Fatus, S. (2004). My daddy is a pretzel: yoga for parents and kids. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books. My Daddy is a Pretzel

Age: 4- 10

Grade: PreK – 3

Description: In this book, Baptiste introduces nine yoga poses within the context of children talking about their parents’ professions during class. As different children share their parents’ professions, such as gardener or vet, one child, whose father is a yoga instructor, describes corresponding yoga poses. Each yoga pose is broken into several steps with illustrations and instructions, as well as an explanation of the purpose behind the pose.

Use: My daddy is a pretzel is an ideal resource for teaching younger-grade children beginning yoga poses and movements, as well as the philosophy of the practice, all within an interesting fictional concept. The book would be well used in a smaller library program for K-3rd graders, where the children knew specifically that they were coming to the library for a yoga program. It could also be used in a beginner’s yoga for children, by incorporating a literacy component.

Review Sources:

Publisher’s Weekly. (2010). My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids. [Review of the book My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids]. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-84148-151-7

Burner, Joyce Adams. (2005). My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids. [Review of the book My Daddy is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids. School Library Journal 51(1):85. Retrieved from: http://web.a.ebscohost.com/novp/detail?vid=51&sid=f84f9f85-81e6-45f2-be2a-f3af2f78b6c3%40sessionmgr4004&hid=4109&bdata=JnNpdGU9bm92cC1saXZl#UI=135767&db=neh

Engberg, Gillian. (2004). My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids. [Review of My Daddy is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids].  BookList. Retrieved from: http://web.a.ebscohost.com/novp/detail?vid=51&sid=f84f9f85-81e6-45f2-be2a-f3af2f78b6c3%40sessionmgr4004&hid=4109&bdata=JnNpdGU9bm92cC1saXZl#UI=135767&db=neh

TagsL : diversity, parents and children, yoga, occupations

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Faith Burns

Sch of Inform and Libr Science