Yoga for Kids

Simple Animal Poses for Any Age

A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga poses. When he returns home after his lessons, he practices with his cat, Nino. With an illustration of each animal pose and a description of how to do it on each page, this enchanting book makes the perfect instruction guide for even the smallest yogi.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 8"
  • 9780807591727
  • December 2015

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  • Pajalunga’s gentle and supportive tone offers encouragement for hesitant students as well as energetic preschoolers. The device of giving personality traits for each animal (brave lion, funny camel, noble tiger, etc., enumerated in the backmatter) allows children to connect their thoughts and feelings to the physical movements of each pose.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Yoga for Kids playfully welcomes children into the healthy benefits of yoga and its natural inspirations.

    - Foreword Reviews

  • There is joy and symmetry in the gentle illustrations, and they pair nicely with the text, which conveys the peace and relaxation of yoga through the little boy’s eagerness.

    - School Library Journal

  • Though Pajalunga’s somewhat lengthy text can be complex for young readers, the instructions are clear, thoroughly explaining where young yogis should place head, hands, and feet. Forlati’s warm, peaceful illustrations depict each pose opposite the animal it mimics: the narrator stands on one foot like a flamingo, raises up his head and shoulders like a cobra, and arches his back like a cat.

    - Booklist


Common Core

W.3.2,2a,2b,2c,2d,4,6,7,8,10 SL.3.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,3,4,5,6 RF.3.3,3c,3d,4,4a,4b L.3.1,1a,1d,1g,3,4,4a,5,5a,5b RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 4