Saturday, May 2, 2015

"Rachel's Day in the Garden" by Giselle Shardlow

Rachel's Day in the Garden
by Giselle Shardlow

Rachel's Day in the Garden is the latest book in Giselle Shardlow's fun and educational Kids Yoga Stories for children ages 3 to 6. 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.

For more books by this author, please check out my blog post on Good Night, Animal World and my blog post on Hello, Bali.

Experience the benefits of yoga while learning about the signs of spring!
Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow.
The storybook includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide.
Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! The story links several yoga poses in a specific sequence to create a coherent and meaningful story.
This spring yoga story for ages 3 to 6 is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children. Rachel’s Day in the Garden is the first book in a seasonal yoga book series. The summer yoga book is also now available: Ella’s Summer Fun. The fall and winter ones are in production, coming soon!

Yoga Video
Learn how to do the Butterfly Pose (or Cobbler's Pose), as featured in Rachel's Day in the Garden.


Praise for the Book
"Rachel's Day In The Garden was a joyful book laced with spring flowers, butterflies, and a beautiful atmosphere. [...] If readers are unfamiliar with yoga, they can easily figure it out with the picture pose on each page. This is the second story I've reviewed from Giselle Shardlow. She is a great author and I look forward to reading more from her." ~ Heart of a Philanthropist "Kim"
"Such a fun concept! Rachel’s Day in the Garden teaches colors and yoga through a little girl’s exploration of a garden with her dog." ~ Carolyn Clarke
"This was a great book for kids ages 3-8. Both my children (ages 5 and 7) loved this book and wanted to read it over and over. The book is highly interactive to allow the kids to test out the different poses, easily depicting them as the story goes along. The images are vivid and easy to translate. My kids cannot wait for more from this author!" ~ Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
"Rachel's Day in the Garden is short and sweet, a perfect length to keep the attention of young children. Parents can read the story along with their child, gradually switching roles as they practice yoga." ~ Kevin Gerard
"This book has really opened the door for us to be more active as a family. I have found that the more active we are together, the better we work together and the less fits are thrown. I love the tools that this book has given me to be a better mother to my children. So thanks Giselle. I didn't know books like this existed, but you've opened my eyes to a new genre of fun books I can't wait to get my hands on and share with my eager children. :)" ~ Beth Ann

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Join Rachel as she plays in her garden with her dog, Sammy, on a typical spring day. You will learns about the different colors as they relate to nature. Rachel also demonstrates ten yoga poses, each with a corresponding keyword in the text (e.g., sun, rain, tree, etc.). The poses are summarized at the end of the book. There is also a Parent-Teacher Guide to help you get the most out of sharing this story with young children.
The collage-like illustrations by Hazel Quintanilla are absolutely breathtaking. You'll have to go back over the book just to admire them. This is a beautiful and educational book, perfect for spending a bit of quality time with the little ones and to encourage them to get active.

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.

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