Written and sung by Jamaica Stevens and JAMaROO Kids
Illustrated by Rocio Alejandro
Published by : Barefoot Books
Travel to all seven continents and the oceans, too, with an energetic yoga sequence set to an irresistible original song. Sweet illustrations guide children into more than a dozen yoga poses, some mimicking a distinctive animal from each global region, others paired with modes of transportation to connect them all. Written by a children’s yoga expert, the playful story concludes with step-by-step instructions for each yoga pose and a world map with a fun fact about each animal. Includes audio and animation.
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Ages 3 to 7 years
Format - Paperback with Enhanced CD. Online access also included.
Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.75 inches
Page Count: 32 pages
SINGALONG FORMAT: Joins Barefoot’s award-winning collection of singalongs books, which include a QR code / URL for accessing audio and animation of the book.
ENCOURAGES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: The energetic yoga sequence in the book will inspire children to move their bodies in safe and creative ways.
GLOBAL: Introduces young children to animals from each continent and includes a map for additional context.
DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE: Written by a Black American author and illustrated by an Argentinian artist, the book portrays children of a variety of races and abilities participating in yoga activities, with particular focus on wheelchair modifications for some of the poses.
IMAGINATIVE PLAY: Children pretend to be various modes of transportation to travel from one continent to the next.
EXPERT AUTHOR: The text was written and the song composed by Jamaica Stevens and JAMaroo Kids, a children’s yoga and movement teacher with over 20 years of experience.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- Hot Off the Press Reading List, Children’s Book Council, September 2021
- Recommended Board Books, Social Justice Books, 2021
“Playful short prose and active verbs keep the pace humming right along in this age-appropriate yoga exploration. Energetic poses are interspersed with more mindful deep stretches. Bright, bold, and colorful illustrations using hand carved stamps and digital techniques center a friendly, diverse group of children, of all body shapes and abilities” – The School Library Journal
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Written and sung by - Jamaica Stevens and JAMaROO Kids
After teaching preschool for 7.5 years, Jamaica Stevens founded JAMaROO Kids in 2004, specializing in providing music, dance and yoga classes for young children. Jamaica and her team teach weekly classes, produce original music and create curriculum for their students. She lives in San Francisco, California, USA. Learn more at jamarookids.com.
Illustrated by - Rocio Alejandro
Rocio Alejandro has illustrated many children’s books published both in her home country of Argentina and abroad. In 2017, she won the X Compostela Prize for her book, La huerta de Simón.