A few weeks ago, Ivy and I were having a chilled morning in our pyjamas with no specific plans for the day – but then this book arrived in the post and everything changed. Suddenly our living room was an exercise studio and Ivy was in stitches trying to hold a Tree pose whilst I read to her about a yoga-loving llama!
Llamaste is a kind and calm creature who loves to practise yoga and look after her friends. The story follows her as she pays each of them a visit and helps them feel better using different yoga poses. A scared flamingo tries the Warrior pose and soon feels like a superhero. A cross tiger calms down using the Downward Dog. Each friend has a different worry for Llamaste to ease and each page encourages your child to consider their own emotions by asking them if they have ever felt this way.
All of the yoga poses featured are child-friendly and Ivy has had lots of fun trying to reproduce each one. Her favourite part was lying down at the end and thinking about her breathing – something we’ve done many times since as she likes the way it makes her feel relaxed.
The illustrations are both cute and calming, and they reflect the animals emotions really well. We particularly like the sloth who looks super-relaxed and adorable in his Lotus pose!
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Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.