Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hello, Bali: A Kids Yoga Island Adventure Book ~ Review

About the Book

Title: Hello, Bali: A Kids Yoga Island Adventure Book:   
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

 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.

Sneak Peek









WOW! Let me start out by saying that this book is just so bright and wonderfully illustrated. The pages are so inviting with their bright, vibrant colors. I love that while you are given the yoga pose, there is also a story being told. Anamika, the girl shown above doing the Dancing Ganesha, is on vacation in Bali with her family. While the story proceeds you get to see all the beautiful sites they visit while getting in some exercise. That's a win/win if you ask me. Yang, my 9 year old daughter, has Sensory Processing Disorder and I have Fibromyalgai, so we do yoga often. Yang enjoyed the story and the bright pictures as well. As a homeschooling mother I took advantage of the map in the back. We located Indonesia and Bali on our world map, and went over the Indonesian words in the back. Hello, Bali is not something that we will only be coming back to for the yoga but the story and culture of this beautiful book. 




Giselle Shardlow is a children's author of Kids Yoga Stories. She hopes to inspire children by drawing from her experiences as an international primary school teacher, yoga teacher training graduate, world traveler, mother, and yogi. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. Her yoga-inspired children's books and other creative resources can be found at