Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Hello, Bali" by Giselle Shardlow

Hello, Bali:
A Kids Yoga Island Adventure Book
by Giselle Shardlow

Hello, Bali is one of Giselle Shardlow's fun and educational Kids Yoga Stories. You can also read an interview with the author and my review of Good Night, Animal World in my previous blog post.
This review opportunity is brought to you by Mother Daughter Book Promotion Services. You, too, can sign up to review this book and enter the reviewers' giveaway.

Energize your body and mind with this yoga island adventure book for young children!
Say good day to the magical island of Bali! Join Anamika, one of the Yoga Kids, as she travels with her family to Bali, Indonesia. Surf like a surfer, dance like a Balinese dancer, and sit like a monkey.
The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses, Map of Bali, Basic Indonesian Phrases, and a Parent-Teacher Guide with tips on creating a successful yoga experience. This yoga book for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2 to 5) is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children.

Book Trailer


My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Follow along with Anamika as she travels with her family on a holiday around Bali. They visits the beach, the shops, the waterfalls, the mountains, and the statues. They observe Balinese dancers, villagers, farmers, children, dolphins, and monkeys. They conclude that Bali is a beautiful place.
Throughout the story, Anamika demonstrates fifteen yoga poses, each of which relates to a keyword in the text (e.g., surfers, dancers, monkeys). The poses are summarized at the end of the book. There is also a map of Bali showing the capital city of Denpasar. You can learn to speak some basic Indonesian, including the numbers from 1 to 20, and twelve basic phases such as "How are you?" and "Good morning". Also included is a Parent-Teacher Guide featuring some handy hints on how to use the book.
The bright and colorful illustrations by Emily Gedzyk beautifully complement the simple text, making this book ideal for young children.
This fun and educational book is one to enjoy with the whole family.

About the Author
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. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

Sign up to review Hello, Bali and enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of five $10 Amazon gift cards or PayPal cash (ends 19 June).