I Want to Do Yoga Too

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Hallie and her mother go to the yoga studio. Hallie wants to join her mom's yoga class, but she isn't allowed. She complains to the babysitter, who gently guides her through four yoga poses. Hallie learns that not only is yoga easy, but fun as well.
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Overview

Hallie and her mother go to the yoga studio. Hallie wants to join her mom's yoga class, but she isn't allowed. She complains to the babysitter, who gently guides her through four yoga poses. Hallie learns that not only is yoga easy, but fun as well.
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A little girl has fun learning to do simple yoga poses in Roman's picture book. Hallie joins her mother on a trip to the yoga studio, but to her dismay, she doesn't get to come along for class. Instead, she has to stay in the kid's room with Robin, the baby sitter. But while Hallie pouts, Robin has an idea: She demonstrates how to be a tree by standing on one leg and raising her arms in the air. "Trees are peaceful, quiet, and strong," she explains. Hallie copies the moves and strikes the pose too. She also learns how to be a sleek airplane with outstretched arms, to flap her knees like a beautiful butterfly and to stretch out like a hissing cobra. The story is short--just seven pages of text--but sweet. Roman (Captain No Beard, 2012, etc.) uses simple language to begin to demystify an activity that may bewilder many young children. Uncomplicated but visually appealing illustrations make it easy for readers to try the four poses themselves. The skillful illustrations include details that exemplify a typical yoga studio: serene posters on the wall, mats and women exercising in class. While color highlights the main subjects on every page, a closer look at background images reveals amusing happenings: A giggling boy in the kid's room uses a hand puppet to tease a playmate; a baby crawls on Robin while she's sitting in the butterfly pose; and the mommies in class stand on their heads. The story includes a few basic but potentially new vocabulary words, such as "sleek," "sole" and "cobra." Hallie's adventure conveys two subtle lessons: It's fun to learn new things, and you don't have to be a grown-up to do yoga. The very succinct book may introduce more questions about yoga than it answers, but the messages are clear. A cute story likely to inspire little yogis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475015584
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Award winning author Carole P. Roman was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well as the star of remarkable merit for her first book "Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life". "I Want To Do Yoga Too" is her second book and shares her love for yoga. She is currently working on a new series about different cultures around the world through children's eyes. She lives on Long Island with her husband. She is the mother of four and grandmother to their growing brood.
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  • Posted April 21, 2014

    We received this book to give an honest review. I am a big fan o

    We received this book to give an honest review.
    I am a big fan of yoga even though I do not do a lot of it.
     And I try to encourage K to do it, especially when he is upset. It is meant to relax you.
    Now with this story you learn that Hallie wants to do yoga with her mother, and she seems a bit sad when she can not.
    But Robin ends up teaching her a few moves in simple ways. Hallie doesn't realize she is doing them until she is told.
    And she is excited that she was doing yoga the whole time. Robin was very patient with Hallie, and helped her enjoy doing yoga even more.  The moves are perfect for the young kids to learn especially if they are wanting to learn yoga. 
     

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  • Posted March 27, 2014

      Hallie's mom took a Yoga class and Hallie want to do Yoga too.

      Hallie's mom took a Yoga class and Hallie want to do Yoga too.  She decided she was big enough to join the adults.  Her mother leaves her with the caregiver at the Yoga class. Her name is Robin. After that, Hallie learns quickly things aren't always what they seem.




         What a fantastic way to get your children  motivated to exercise.  Allow them to join you and eventually, it will become a habit they'll love. Not only do you get more one on one time with them, they are keeping their bodies healthy too. 




         I found no issues.




         I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because I am all for it.   ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~ 

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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    Little Hallie is jealous her Mom gets to do Yoga and she doesn't

    Little Hallie is jealous her Mom gets to do Yoga and she doesn't. Her child care teacher, Robin, enthusiastically takes Hallie through common Yoga positions, teaching an unknowing Hallie some Yoga. I imagine Hallie going home and doing Yoga all over the house, teaching her stuffed animals and friends the new positions she just learned! The simple illustrations and colors emphasize the story and the characters. A story that will delight youngsters (and their parents) everywhere!

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

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    I WANT TO DO YOGO TOO by Carole P. Roman is a wonderful Children

    I WANT TO DO YOGO TOO by Carole P. Roman is a wonderful Children book. It shows children about courage,patience,and how to find Yogo in everything you do in life. Follow, Hallie and her Mommy on a wonderful tale that is interactive and a fun story. Received for an honest review from the author.

    RATING: 4

    HEAT RATING: NONE(CHILDREN'S BOOK)

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

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    This story is about Hallie and her Mommy.  You guessed right Hal

    This story is about Hallie and her Mommy.  You guessed right Hallie is the same little girl from The Captain No Beard series.  




    Hallie and her Mommy go to a yoga studio and Hallie is not to happy because she wants to do yoga, too.  When Hallie was left with someone that watches over the children, while the adults went to yoga, Hallie began to pout.  She wanted to do yoga, too.  Robin, the helper tried to get Hallie to stand like a tree, then an airplane.  But Hallie still complained that she wanted to do yoga, too. 




    What do you think the author was teaching in this story. Yep, Hallie was doing yoga.  That is what the character, Robin was having Hallie do.  She was also teaching her to be patient.  




    In the author's writing she shows great patience and love for children.  She encourages them to be brave and confident in themselves.  




    I recommend this book.




    Disclosure:  I received  a copy of this book for free from the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my honest opinion.

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