I Am Yoga

illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. 32p. Abrams. Sept. 2015. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781419716645.
PreS-Gr 2—Another pleasing picture book from the creative team behind The Museum (2013) and You and Me (2015, both Abrams). Verde's lyrical language meshes well with Reynolds's peaceful, tranquil cartoon illustrations, done in muted tones. A young girl explains why she does yoga and describes each move as she does them. "I can sail on the sea./ I go with the flow" accompanies The Boat Pose. "I can carry beauty with me./ I am full" with a Bow/Basket Pose. Fun to read, the narration encourages movement, and the author note and information on each pose at the end of the book are great teaching tools.
VERDICT A delightful introduction to the subject as well as a wonderful read-aloud for movement and mindfulness.

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