This beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature. Moving from "Sun Breath" to "Cloud Gathering" to "Ladybug & Butterfly" and more, readers learn techniques for self-soothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-04
- Reviewer: Staff
In a clear and calming introduction to yoga, serene children demonstrate 11 basic poses, while a lullaby winds throughout: “The sun in the sky is going down/ and the clouds float by./ The stars sparkle brightly/ as the moon rises high,” writes first-time author Gates.” Newcomer Hinder’s acrylic paintings show a brown-skinned girl wearing a polka-dotted outfit as she performs a ladybug pose, while a boy takes on a cat pose. Gentle supplemental text describes the poses (“As I breathe in, as I breathe out, I arch my back like a cat”), which come together in a closing spread to create the “Good Night Yoga Flow.” Ages 4–8. (Apr.)