Thursday, September 5, 2013

Book Review: Waiting For Dad by Lakshmi Gosyne (Book Tour & Giveaway)

About The Author:

Lakshmi Gosyne is an author, illustrator and designer. She worked with John Wiley and Sons, Canada as a graphic designer before working full-time with children and getting her Master's Degree in Education.

Her 15 years of experience with children and teaching as well as her love for yoga converged into two Yoga for Kids books: A Jungle Walk and Waiting for Dad.

In fact, Jungle Walk was originally a yoga workshop for children in Child Care Centers.

Lakshmi is an avid traveler and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Toronto, Canada, New Zealand and Thailand. She currently lives in Koh Samui, Thailand with her husband Jonathan.

Genre: Children's Picture Book with Yoga Poses
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: December 12, 2012

Book Description:

Rob is the last child to be picked up by his father from school! He starts to imagine what his dad might be up to.
Maybe he’s in a jungle? With pirates? In outer space?
This book uses fun yoga routine that energizes your child. Imagining pirates, tigers and aliens can make things exciting for children especially when they can roar or call out “Ahoy matey!”

This book uses traditional yoga poses in a flowing and fun sequence. Children will increase their body awareness, strength and fitness and most of all, have fun.


When Rob's dad is late picking him up after school, Rob's imagination runs wild as he thinks about all the possibilities that might be tying his dad up. From walking planks to fighting ninjas, each theory comes with simple, fun Yoga poses for kids.

I have never practiced Yoga before and wished I would have found this book when my kids were young. It would have been fun to read this book and practice these poses with them. I think this would be a great book for parents and kids to share not just for the story, but for physical activity and game time.

Gosyne did a great job with this storybook and I highly recommend it to any parent looking for a way to make storytime a little more fun and interactive.

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Teddy Rose said...

This looks like such a fun book for children to enjoy with their parents.

Unknown said...

I don't have kids yet but I like yoga, myself! The book sounds like a fun and intriguing read.

Pit Crew Team