About the Book
Title: Rachel’s Day in the Garden (A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book) | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: | Publication Date: December 23, 2014 | Publisher: Kids Yoga Stories | Number of pages: 34 | Recommended age: 3 to 6 years
Summary: Experience the benefits of yoga while learning about the signs of spring!
Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow.
The storybook includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide.
Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! The story links several yoga poses in a specific sequence to create a coherent and meaningful story.
This spring yoga story for ages 3 to 6 is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children. Rachel’s Day in the Garden is the first book in a seasonal yoga book series. The summer yoga book is also now available: Ella’s Summer Fun. The fall and winter ones are in production, coming soon!
Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “Rachel’s Day in the Garden”
Rachel’s Day in the Garden received 44 new reviews through this Book Review Blitz.
PRATR: “This was a great book for kids ages 3- 8. Both my children (ages 5 and 7) loved this book and wanted to read it over and over… My kids cannot wait for more from this author!“
Sonal (Amazon): The collection of yoga poses for kids is comprehensive. I like the comparison of each yoga pose with an object in nature.
Stephanie Ward: “My toddler and I love this book, in fact, it’s hard to tell which of us has asked to read it more often.”
Heart of a Philanthropist: “Rachel’s Day In The Garden was a joyful book laced with spring flowers, butterflies, and a beautiful atmosphere.”
C.L. Murphy (Goodreads): “Fantastic illustrations with a superb textural feel, delight on every page.“
2ReadBook: “ I had no problem rating this book a 5 star, so beautifully illustrated and the story that accompanied it, just perfect.“
Stitch Says: “The yoga movements are easy to follow and the information at the end of the book is helpful.”
Bambini Travel: “I have long been a fan of Giselle Shardlow’s Kids Yoga Stories. We loved her Hello, Bali Island Adventure a while ago and were thrilled to review another Kids Yoga Story. As much as I have liked the other Kids Yoga Stories, Rachel’s Day In the Garden is my new favorite.“
Kevin G. (Amazon): “Rachel’s Day in the Garden is short and sweet, a perfect length to keep the attention of young children. Parents can read the story along with their child, gradually switching roles as they practice yoga.“
Peggy S. (Goodreads): “What a cute book for children! We read this over and over to our grand baby.“
Books Direct: “The collage-like illustrations by Hazel Quintanilla are absolutely breathtaking. You’ll have to go back over the book just to admire them. This is a beautiful and educational book, perfect for spending a bit of quality time with the little ones and to encourage them to get active.“
Jane Ritz: “I… took the book and went through the yoga activities and story with my five year old granddaughter. It was awesome! She loved the yoga moves and then read the book herself…”
1:25 am Reviews: “I absolutely adore the creativity of this book!!“
Jillyn (Goodreads): “It’s a really simple book on the surface, but it teaches so much in a small space. It encourages fitness, imagination, and relaxation while simultaneously teaching the child about yoga and colors while also entertaining them with a story about a bright spring day.“
Melissa M. (Amazon): “Really cute colorful picture book for kids 4 – 8 years old.”
Bound4Escape: “If you’re a parent interested in teaching yoga to your young child, this book would definitely be a good way to start. It’s not only easy to understand but it has examples to look at and colorful pictures to help keep their interest. “
Life of a Navy Nuke Wife: “This book has really opened the door for us to be more active as a family. I have found that the more active we are together, the better we work together and the less fits are thrown. I love the tools that this book has given me to be a better mother to my children. So thanks Giselle.“
Christy’s Cozy Corners: “There is so much greatness packed into this little book. Rachel’s Day in the Garden not only teaches kids some easy yoga poses, it also teaches them colors and some easy spring science. I love books that are entertaining while teaching children.“
Bookworm for Kids: “[M]y daughter loved this story and continued to read through it again and again, proud when she could show-off each position and say the name. Another favorite of hers was the small dog. Although he didn’t really have a major role in this story, his presence on most pages put a smile on her face.“
Adalinc to Life: “This book makes learning easy and fun for children and would definitely be an addition to spring collection of books at home or at school.“
100 Pages a Day: “I loved that this book combined movement through yoga poses, colors and nature to create a whole new reading experience for kids.”
Kay LaLone: “Encourages children to be creative and use their imagination. Gives parents or in my case grandparents a creative way to spend time with their children or grandchildren.“
Ghadah (Goodreads): “Very cute book.”
Amy B. (Amazon): “The illustrations were bright and well drawn. I think this is a perfect idea for children and the possibilities could be endless with other exercise ideas. Kids will love this story!“
Eloquent Articulation: “This delightful little picture book with its beautiful images and easy to follow instructions is the perfect way to get some fun and exercise with our kids especially now when the summer break is on.“
Creative Blog Mom: “‘Rachel’s Day in the Garden’ is beautiful on so many levels. The illustrations are colorful, happy, and inspiring. The use of well chosen yoga poses not only works with the story line, but encourages movement and imagination in a unique way…. So glad to see yoga, literature, and visual art in perfect harmony!“
La La in the Library: “This book was colorful and the illustrations were charming.“
View From the Birdhouse: “Children will find this book a fun read, and they will also learn about colors and yoga poses! Rachel’s Day in the Garden would be a wonderful addition to a home or school library.“
BeachBoundBooks: “Rachel’s Day in the Garden is a rhythmic and peaceful tale filled with amazing illustrations that easily capture the attention of young readers.“
WS Momma Readers Nook: “My daughter is 8 and she loved this book, we did the exercises together and had a great time! Definitely a must-have for all kids to read and enjoy every day to get their exercise.“
Mami Tales: “The drawings are beautiful and the tale simple and sweet: a walk in the garden to enjoy the morning sun. An absolute great way to get the little ones moving and familiar with yoga poses and practice.”
Spark and Pook: “What I liked about this book was that there are different things that can be learned from it. Not only does it teach about yoga, it teaches about springtime. Young children can also learn about basic colors and animals while “reading” the story.“
Sunshine, Bubbles & Books: “I happily recommend this book to any parent with a young child, or a parent looking for a way to encourage and motivate exercise for their child.“
A Casual Reader’s Blog: “This book just made me feel happy. I think it’s a beautiful way to enjoy getting to know nature in new and fun ways!“
Brooke Blogs: “Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow is a gorgeously illustrated and beautifully written children’s book.”
Buku-Buku Didi: “The illustrations were clear, beautiful, colorful, and somehow brings the joy in me and I couldn’t help smiling while going through pages.“
Susan F. (Goodreads): “Rachel’s Day In The Garden is an enjoyable book that teaches both children and adults the importance of being active.“
Bing Icefairy (Amazon): “Besides teaching kids about yoga, the story also encourage kids to get close to nature and to follow an active lifestyle. While the book is intended for toddlers and preschoolers ages 3-5, my 7-year-old also enjoyed reading it with his little brother.“
Charlene A. (Amazon): “This picture book would be a great gift as it’s something different and goes beyond the typical story book. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone.“
Beauty Brite: “For anyone interested in incorporating healthy habits starting at an early age, this book will be a great resource for your family.“
Jenn Gill (Amazon, Canada): “My daughters (ages 3 and 6) enjoyed learning the poses with me and I can’t wait to read it to them again.”
Tots & Tales: “[A]s a parent I have to give Rachel’s Day in the Garden five stars because it combines yoga, learning, and cheerful illustrations that are perfect for a young child.”
Mom Loves 2 Read: “Good for preschool aged children to share story time with parents or grandparents and try a few fun yoga positions.”
The Blended Blog: “You couldn’t ask for a cuter book. Rachel’s Day in the Garden will delight your preschooler and motivate them to do the yoga moves along with Rachel.”
About the Author: Giselle Shardlow
Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga stories for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the stories. She can be found at the Kids Yoga Stories website or on her Amazon author page.