Board Book Review: Let’s Make Yoga Magic

Let's Make Yoga Magic by Heather Leah
Let’s Make Yoga Magic
by Heather Leah, Sandie Sonke (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

This board book has interactive levers, wheels, and pop ups that help to teach children about different yoga poses. The text explains the pose in very simple terms, along with something for the child to imagine while they do the pose.

For example, in bridge pose you can imagine that a river is flowing underneath you and your legs and arms are the bridge across the water. Children can pretend to be a snake, a dog, a mountain, a butterfly, a dancer, a tree, a plane, a pretzel, a boat, a warrior, and a dragon! All of these correspond with the traditional yoga pose, and add an element of fun and awareness to the practice of yoga.

The text is told in rhyme and beautifully written!

The rhymes and meter are good and well-organized. I love that the text encourages children to use their imagination and cultivate awareness and mindfulness.
“I sit in my boat and get ready to row,
My hands and feet lift, and I’m ready to go.
I like to pretend that I’m floating at sea.
Rowing my boat keeps me calm and happy.”

The illustrations are so cute! I love the cartoony style with bright colors and bold lines. And the interactive portions are so much fun to play with! You can turn a wheel to make the sky turn from day to night or make a river flow around the the page. You can push a lever back and forth to make the illustrations lift into snake pose and back down. You can pull out a section to make an airplane fly. You can lift up the pop-up butterfly wings too! It’s entertaining and clever, and I love every page!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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