I greatly enjoy “interactive” stories and Taeeun Yoo has hit this one out of the park. You Are a Lion! invites the children to participate in yoga by walking them through a series of simple and fun yoga poses. The combination of clear and bright illustrations with sparse text makes it easy for both the children and presenter to follow the instructions to assume the yoga position. Once in the position the illustrations become more luxurious and evoke the imagination. The combination makes this book perfect for storytime. The sequence of instructions also lend themselves to a great guessing game and you can have the children shout out their guesses.
I have used this book in several storytimes, with children ranging in age from 2 to 5 with great success. A fun, extremely well thought out book that works with groups and in one-on-one situations.
Check the WRL catalog for You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses.