You Are a Lion!

You Are a Lion! Cover

You Are a Lion!

And Other Fun Yoga Poses

By Tae-Eun Yoo; Tae-Eun Yoo (Illustrator)

Nancy Paulsen Books, Hardcover, 9780399256028, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2012

Description

With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal - to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus - and it's relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured.



About the Author
Taeeun Yoo (www.taeeunyoo.com) received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated several picture books, including Only a Witch Can Fly (by Alison McGhee) - a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.


Praise For You Are a Lion!

"Yoo gracefully merges the spirit of yoga with children's intuitive sense of play."
-Publishers Weekly

"A pleasingly uncomplicated introduction to yoga that can also simply be read as an invitation to play. A celebration of the ways that even young children can experience the wide world through their bodies as well as their minds."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Extremely basic and appropriate for young children; the illustrations will encourage participation and some rambunctiousness. . . . Could be used to corral the energy of a rowdy group or an individual child. . . . A good choice for introducing yoga."
-School Library Journal

"Inviting demonstration of seven safe, relatively easy poses."
-Booklist