Book: Waiting For Dad
Author: Lakshima Gosyne
Genre: Children’s Picture Book with Yoga Poses
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: December 12, 2012
Morality Rating: G
Readability Rating: 4 stars
Buy it: Amazon
About The Author:
Lakshmi Gosyne is an author, illustrator and designer. She worked with John Wiley and Sons, Canada as a graphic designer before working full-time with children and getting her Master’s Degree in Education.
Her 15 years of experience with children and teaching as well as her love for yoga converged into two Yoga for Kids books: A Jungle Walk and Waiting for Dad.
In fact, Jungle Walk was originally a yoga workshop for children in Child Care Centers.
Lakshmi is an avid traveler and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Toronto, Canada, New Zealand and Thailand. She currently lives in Koh Samui, Thailand with her husband Jonathan.
Rob is the last child to be picked up by his father from school! He starts to imagine what his dad might be up to.Maybe he’s in a jungle? With pirates? In outer space?This book uses fun yoga routine that energizes your child. Imagining pirates, tigers and aliens can make things exciting for children especially when they can roar or call out “Ahoy matey!”This book uses traditional yoga poses in a flowing and fun sequence. Children will increase their body awareness, strength and fitness and most of all, have fun.
Story: I liked this story. I thought it was cute. It is about a little boy waiting for his dad to pick him up from school. He imagines all kinds of things that might be keeping his dad away, like fighting pirates or visiting space.
Yoga poses: I thought it was pretty cool how the yoga poses related to the plot of this book. I wasn’t sure how a yoga-themed book would work, but I thought it integrated pretty seamlessly.
Illustrations: The illustrations are the weakest part of this book. The look simple, and drawn with paint on the computer. I wish the illustrations had been a little more art-like, but the yoga poses are shown with actual photographs, which I like.
I think kids would like this story and have fun acting out the poses. I definitely think this book is worth a read with your children! Just don’t use it as a bedtime story, since they will be sure to try and act out the poses.
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