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This week’s children’s book review, just in time for Easter, is all about Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny by Emily Ann Davison Deborah Allwright. It was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon.
A funny, reassuring picture book about yoga, mindfulness and finding calm, from debut author Emily Ann Davison and award-winning illustrator Deborah Allwright.
Yo-Yo is a fidgety, bouncy, can’t-sit-still-EVER type of bunny. Even Grandpa’s yoga class won’t stop her wiggling and giggling! But what will Yo-Yo do when she finds herself lost and all alone in the deep, dark, shadowy forest? Maybe Grandpa’s yoga will help her find the way home . . .
With a reassuring bedtime ending and three pages of simple step-by-step yoga instructions, children can stretch, breathe and feel calm with Yo-Yo.
If you’re a parent of a young child you’ve probably wondered to yourself at some point why they don’t just stop sometimes. Well, this is exactly the case with Yo-Yo, the bunny in this book. No matter what she does, she just doesn’t seem to be able to sit still. She has jiggly legs, a wiggly bottom and really, she’s just too giggly.
Bedtime seems to be an issue for Yo-Yo, as she just can’t settle down and get to sleep. Grandpa bunny has an idea though and the next day they head out to a nice patch of grass to do some yoga. Now, my own daughter loves to try some yoga now and again so she really loved the theme of this book. The book explains that yoga is supposed to make you feel calm by stretching into shapes and breathing slowly.
Of course, yoga doesn’t quite go to plan for Yo-Yo to start with and instead, she ends up going off on a bit of an adventure, until there is of course, a happy ending.
Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny is such a lovely book for helping children to realise that it is actually okay to be calm now and again and in fact, it’s really good for them. The illustrations are really bright and colourful for the most part too so it’s a lovely book to read. Throughout, you’ll see the bunnies getting up to all sorts of things as well as seeing them do yoga poses.
At the back of the book there are 6 different illustrations of yoga poses for your children to try, as well as instructions for how to do them. I know that this bit is going to be a big hit with young readers!