CHLOE THE YOGI GOES TO THE AMUSEMENT PARK by Lara Land

CHLOE THE YOGI GOES TO THE AMUSEMENT PARK

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A young fox (with a human face) does yoga poses to help her take on the challenges of going to an amusement park.

Chloe is superexcited about her visit to the amusement park. Knowing she needs to take the excitement level down a few notches, she does Suryanamaskara, a series of yoga poses also known as sun salutations. Throughout the day Chloe turns to yoga to help her deal with her frustrations, disappointments and fears, inviting readers to join her. With the exception of a video on the first page, there’s not much other interaction here. There are minor animated gestures in the poses as well as a few nondescript movements sprinkled throughout the book, but they’re pretty rudimentary. Still, the story concept is great and will no doubt appeal to those who hope to introduce little ones to a yoga lifestyle. Navigation transitions are lightning fast, but unfortunately, they’re a little confusing. Tapping any of the rides on the third screen takes readers to that part of the story. But from there, readers either have to go back to the third screen (and select another area of the park) or move forward from that point (which means probably skipping several pages).

This first installment in a planned five-part series is a cute, valuable contribution to the app landscape. But it could use a little design help. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)


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Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 2013
Publisher: Adventures in Yogaland, Inc.
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2013




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