Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hello, Bali by Giselle Shardlow (review)

Hello Bali: A Kids Yoga Island Adventure Book 
Hello, Bali
by Giselle Shardlow
Genre: Childrens Book
Published April 2014
Published by Kids Yoga Stories
Pages: 51
Summary:  "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.

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. This yoga book for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2 to 5) is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children."
*Notes for blog readers:  I know I do not normally share Children's books but this review participation group.  If you have children, be sure to take a look!
Review:  What a fun, colorful, interactive book.

Not only do we get a fun book, but we get to learn so yoga poses that are easy and great for children. The book is simple enough for younger children to join in but I feel that the trying of the yoga poses will be fun for a wider range as well. Likely great for any beginner learning yoga I bet.

The pictures are simple, big and bright. Very clean for all ages, very practical for any child to relate to. Not the greatest style, technically but the basic touches show a lot of heart in what is shown.

I do worry the interest will quickly wear off for older kids. Ages 5 and under will likely love doing this book again and again but I worry about the 6 years old and up. It might be fun a couple times but the story is so simple I see boredom setting in. So the age interest is a bit more restricted than I might like. But it is very accurate to the summary!

*I was given a digital copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are strictly my own. 


  1. This does look like fun! I like stories that have an active element as well, great for long summer days. It's helpful to know this skews more towards the younger end of the suggested age range.

    1. I wish I had could to more repeat tests with kids but sadly we only read the book once at the library. So it is not easy to always tell, but experience shows me that the younger groups get more engaging with it.


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