YOGA BABY by Amy Hovey

YOGA BABY

Age Range: 0 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Wiggly babies are natural yogis!

Babies are constantly hard at work, learning how to make their bodies roll, crawl, pull up, walk, and sit independently. These foundational movements and the triumph of achieving them are expressed in this board book through beautiful full-color photographs. Diverse babies representing a spectrum of ages, skin tones, and gender presentation are shown moving their bodies into shapes and positions that resemble common yoga poses. The opposite page in each spread names a pose in bright text and includes three lines of rhyming text. For example, the photo that accompanies “Cobra Baby” shows a masculine-presenting toddler appearing to be of East Asian heritage lying prone and using hands to press chest and head off the ground, creating a shape reminiscent of bhujangasana, or cobra pose, while the text encourages, “tummy to floor / slither on your belly / and wiggle some more.” The shapes presented are natural for baby and toddler bodies, and the text, though mundane, is simple and brief. Young readers will delight in seeing images of real baby faces and bodies, and adults will enjoy watching their children mimic the movements they see, especially if they choose to move along too!

Adorable and well-designed for babies and toddlers. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4598-1828-6
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Orca
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2019