At Wrapped in Foil blog today we are participating in a blog tour for the delightful children’s picture book Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story by Mariam Gates and illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder.
A companion to the popular Good Night Yoga, this book encourages children to breathe, stretch, and move as part of a comforting wake up routine. Mariam Gates is an experienced teacher and is also married to a yoga teacher, so she has chosen a series of moves appropriate for children.
Written in the first person voice, each two-page spread consists of a short, but detailed instruction for a yoga pose, as well as a single sentence or phrase in a larger font that gives a more general description of the pose to help children remember it. The illustrations also help the reader with finding the position. For ease of use, the entire sequence is also repeated in the back matter with a series of smaller illustrations.
It isn’t a stretch to say this Good Morning Yoga is a book children will want to return to again and again. Pick up a copy for use whenever children need a energizing break or pick-me-up session throughout the day.
See Wrapped in Foil for related materials, such as the book trailer video and a Yoga Story Hour Kit to download.