Title of Book: Waiting for Dad: A Yoga Story for Kids
Time length to read: 2-4 min
Age recommend: 4 and up
Author/Illustrator: Lakshmi Gosyne
Best place to purchase: Amazon (Click words for direct link)
Price: $6.99 (Kindle) $13.46 (Paperback)
Today’s book is a review for Waiting for Dad, by Lakshmi Gosyne. The story is about a son who is waiting for his dad to come pick him up after school. However, after his dad doesn’t show up on time, he starts to wonder what might have happened to his dad. His imagination starts him to think that maybe his dad was kidnapped by pirates, aliens, or lost in the desert. Finally his dad comes to pick him up telling his son that he was late for a meeting, until the son sees a tropical bird on his dad’s briefcase. Not only is this book have the story of a boy waiting for his dad, but it also has some yoga poses that kids can do, and shows how to do the poses throughout the book.
I thought the story itself was creative and the illustrations were great at explaining what was going on in the story, and very colorful. However, I was a little thrown off by the yoga throughout the book. Maybe it’s just because I read a PDF version of the book and didn’t get to what it looked like in actual book form. I thought that the yoga was a cute idea (you don’t see many books promote children doing yoga exercise) however, I just thought that the yoga was a little hard to relate to the rest of the story, other than the poses that are being done relate somewhat to what is going on in the story. It just felt a little out of place.
But if you are looking for a story that you are going to be reading aloud to children and have them try the yoga at the end, I think it could be a fun thing for them. All in all, I don’t usually rate books on a scale of one to five, but If I was going to for this one it would be three stars out of five.
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