Sunday, 25 May 2014

Book Review - "Hello, Bali"

Hi all

I've been lucky enough to review another new book for Mother Daughter Book Reviews  - and what a cracker it is! Read on to find out more..

Say good day to the magical island of Bali! Join Anamika, one of the Yoga Kids, as she travels with her family to Bali, Indonesia. Surf like a surfer, dance like a Balinese dancer, and sit like a monkey.

"Hello, Bali" is a delightful picture book by Giselle Shardlow - in fact, one of the most delightful that I have come across. Emily Gadzyk has also done a wonderful job with the illustrations, which are colourful and appealing to children. As an EAL teacher I was thrilled by the fact that the book embraces multi-cultural issues. At the outset I wasn't convinced about the yoga element, but as we read the book the value of this became apparent. With clear illustrations and instructions, the yoga poses are introduced through a delightful story - reading and exercise all in one! The repetition is great for young readers and those new to English. The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses, map of Bali, basic Indonesian phrases, and a Parent-Teacher Guide with tips on creating a successful yoga experience. I particularly liked the bi-lingual greetings at the end of the book.

I will definitely be using this in the classroom, and I would highly recommend it to you all.
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About the Author
Giselle Shardlow draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveller, mother, and yogi to write her yoga-inspired children’s books. This story was inspired by her unforgettable travels to Bali and her desire to share these experiences with her daughter. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.

About the Illustrator

Emily Gedzyk is a world traveller who draws her artistic inspiration from the places she’s visited and the people in her life. She hopes to continue her journeys to new, exciting places and to teach everyone she meets that it’s never too early or too late to go out into the world on their own adventures.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 23, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492884014
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492884019
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches

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