Ages: 2 – 7
Grades: PreK – 2
Description: Yoo’s You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses introduces young children to yoga by inviting them to mimic the actions of different animals. The book introduces children to different poses through simple movement instructions. Children are taught to be animals such as a butterfly, a frog, a lion, and a snake. Pose instructions are accompanied by two page spreads of children of different ethnicities and animals doing the poses in the appropriate habitats for the animal.
Uses: You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses is perfect for introducing yoga during a young child or family storytime. The simple text in the book is not only ideal for young children who are learning concepts, but also for librarians and adults with no or little knowledge of yoga. The book’s text, as well as the two page spreads invite children and readers to move along with the animals. The book is also ideal for programs with differently-abled teens and older children.
Oliver, S. (2012). You are a Lion! and Other Fun Yoga Poses. School Library Journal, 58(3), 140.
Peters, J. (2012). You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses. Booklist, 108(13), 95.
You are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses. (2012). Kirkus Reviews, 80(4), 424.
non-fiction, yoga, differently-abled, animals