Hello, Bali Book Review Blitz
About the BookTitle: Hello Bali | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: Emily Gedkyz | Publication Date: April 23, 2014 | Publisher: Kids Yoga Stories | Number of pages: 52 | Recommended age: 2.5 to 6 years
Summary: 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.
Early Buzz About the Book“I think the Hello, Bali book is a delightful way to connect geography, movement, and positive parent interactions. My daughter instantly began doing the poses as we read the book for the first time together and asked to find Bali on her globe. Then she sat with her little brother and worked on teaching him Indonesian. It is definitely our favorite Kids Yoga Stories book yet!” ~ Amanda, The Educators’ Spin On It
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***My Personal Review***
This is the second opportunity I have had to review one of Giselle's books and I must say I am just as impressed with Hello, Bali as I was with the first one! The illustrations are always colorful and very cute to appeal to children. There are not a lot of words, so it is very easy for younger children to read and understand. And I love the way that exercise is brought together with fun because it is something that kids need to learn :) The exotic locale of this book is amazing and of course Giselle adds the numbers 1-20 in Indonesian as well as some illustrations of interactions in the native language.
These exercises are so easy and fun for children to learn and do - my daughter LOVES to try each exercise and she loves to try to tell the story just by looking at the pictures :) Another 5 star book from Giselle!
***I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review***