Sep 16, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~ Waiting for Dad: A Yoga Story for Kids by Lakshmi Gosyne

Genre : Children's Picture Book with Yoga Poses
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: December 12, 2012

Book Description :
Rob is the last child to be picked up by his father from school! He starts to imagine what his dad might be up to.
Maybe he’s in a jungle? With pirates? In outer space?
This book uses fun yoga routine that   energizes   your child. Imagining pirates, tigers and aliens can make things exciting for children especially when they can roar   or call out “Ahoy matey!”

This book uses traditional yoga poses in a flowing and fun sequence. Children will increase their body awareness, strength and fitness and most of all, have fun.

My Review:
This is an adorable story of a child imagining what his father is doing when he doesn't arrive on time to pick him up one day.  All the wonderful adventures in this little boy's imagination lead to different yoga poses that the child reading this book can do while reading along.
Each pose is accompanied by it's explanation and a picture of other children doing the poses to help the reader see what he or she is supposed to do.
The story itself is one that young children will enjoy.  The yoga poses are fun ways to exercise the mind and body while reading along with the story.
My youngest child really enjoyed having the story read to her and she even tried a few of the poses.  It is a cute book and a fun way to introduce yoga to children.


About The Author:
Lakshmi Gosyne is an author, illustrator and designer. She worked with John Wiley and Sons, Canada as a graphic designer before working full-time with children and getting her Master's Degree in Education.

Her 15 years of experience with children and teaching as well as her love for yoga converged into two Yoga for Kids books: A Jungle Walk and Waiting for Dad.

In fact, Jungle Walk was originally a yoga workshop for children in Child Care Centers.

Lakshmi is an avid traveler and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Toronto, Canada, New Zealand and Thailand. She currently lives in Koh Samui, Thailand with her husband Jonathan.

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Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.


  1. Thank You for hosting & reading :)

  2. Hello Susan,
    My heartfelt appreciation for reviewing my book!
    I LOVE your blog and I'll be sure to share it with my sister who is having a little girl in less than a month.


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