Monday, March 10, 2014

Good Night, Animal World with Giveaway!

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Good Night, Animal World
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About the Book

Good Night Animal World by Giselle Shardlow
Good Night, Animal World
Title: Good Night, Animal World: A Kids Yoga Bedtime Story | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: Emily Gedzyk | Publication Date: September 20, 2013 | Publisher: Company: Kids Yoga Stories LLC | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 2.5 to 6 years

Summary: Say good night to the animals of the world! Calm your mind and body before bedtime by taking a journey around the world with this kids yoga storybook. Join six Kids Yoga Stories characters as you perch like a bald eagle, crouch like a tiger, and curl up like a sloth. The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses and a Parent Guide with tips on creating a successful bedtime experience. Learn something new, explore movement, and unwind together before bedtime!

My Review

My daughter, Amanda, and I enjoyed reading Good Night, Animal World together, because it was interactive and the pictures were bright and cheerful. Amanda liked following the simple exercises most of all. Her favorite ones were the Moon Salute with the Red Panda, the Child's Pose with the Short-Beaked Echidna, and the Cobbler's Pose with the Monarch Butterfly.

It's a great idea to have down time before bed time and this book really helps with that. This is one of those bed-time books that can be repeated over several nights a week and still be enjoyed. It's a good way to get your child to unwind and prepare for sleep.

I liked how the book begins by introducing children that are from around the world. And, I liked how the exercises were listed at the end of the story for easy reference. There is also a concise Parent Guide to assist parents in making the experience for their families as rewarding as possible. Since I'm a novice when it comes to Yoga, I wasn't sure how slowly I should have Amanda do the exercises. I think it would help to suggest that the child counts to 30 slowly while holding a pose, or something like that.

Overall, parents must not be in a rush to get through the bed-time routine. They are responsible for creating an environment that will help their children unwind or not. Even I have to remind myself to slow down. The tips in the Parent Guide help with this.

The Buzz

"This book has been so amazing for my 2.5 year old daughter! The illustrations are adorable! She is always so rambunctious at bedtime and this lets her get out some of that excess energy. She loves the book so much that this has been one we read every night. It helps my daughter fall asleep faster which means more time for mom in the evenings." ~ 5 Star Review, cwalt047, Amazon

"Another GREAT book!! I used this book for my kids yoga classes for ages 2-5 years old. After a very active yoga class, we read this book and did the yoga poses before the resting portion of the class. My little yogis loved the pictures and saying Good Night to all of the animals one by one. I played a calming song with some animal noises in the background and we were then able to quiet our minds and bodies for the pose of rest. I think this will become a regular pre-resting story for my classes with this age group. My 5 year old son loves to read this book again and again too! Keep the great books coming!" ~ 5 Star Review, Stacy Daniels - Kids Yoga Teacher, Amazon

"What a delightful book to get young children reading and moving in a wind-down, calming story about saying goodnight to the animals of the world. I am a k-12 Reading Certified teacher who blogs about parenting at The Educator's Spin On It. I am big fan of literacy activities that combine movement and geography in a loving parent / child interaction experience and Good night, Animal World does just that. This book would be a great addition to your book shelf." ~ 5 Star Review, Amanda at The Educators' Spin On It, Amazon

About the Author:
Giselle Shardlow

Giselle Shardlow from Kids Yoga Stories
Giselle Shardlow
Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga-inspired children’s books get children moving, learning, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the stories found at or on Amazon ( worldwide.

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Good Night, Animal World Blog Tour Schedule (2014)

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Disclaimer: I was given a free digital copy of this book for my honest review. The opinions are my own and you can find them under My Review.

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