Sunday, 23 March 2014

Good Night, Animal World Book Tour: Review and Giveaway

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About the Book

Good Night Animal World by Giselle Shardlow

Title: Good Night, Animal World: A Kids Yoga Bedtime Story | Author: Giselle Shardlow | Illustrator: Emily Gedzyk | Publication Date: September 20, 2013 | Publisher: Company: Kids Yoga Stories LLC | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 2.5 to 6 years Summary: Say good night to the animals of the world! Calm your mind and body before bedtime by taking a journey around the world with this kids yoga storybook. Join six Kids Yoga Stories characters as you perch like a bald eagle, crouch like a tiger, and curl up like a sloth. The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses and a Parent Guide with tips on creating a successful bedtime experience. Learn something new, explore movement, and unwind together before bedtime!


We loved this book! It was fantastic that Giselle takes you on a trip around the world one animal at a time. We had so much fun taking turns doing the different poses. It wound up being a fun activity to do before bed, and something a little different from just reading a book like we usually do.  
Emily's interpretation of the turtle pose.
I have been curious about us trying yoga together for awhile, so this was the perfect option to introduce it in a child friendly way. The illustrations were well done and clear for us both to see what the poses were and what animals were represented.  It seemed to work out any extra energy that she we had. As a parent, I appreciated that there was a list of the kids yoga poses after the story. There was also a lot of great tips for getting the most out of our yoga experience. 

I can see this becoming a regular routine for us. 

The Buzz

"This book has been so amazing for my 2.5 year old daughter! The illustrations are adorable! She is always so rambunctious at bedtime and this lets her get out some of that excess energy. She loves the book so much that this has been one we read every night. It helps my daughter fall asleep faster which means more time for mom in the evenings." ~ 5 Star Review, cwalt047, Amazon

"Another GREAT book!! I used this book for my kids yoga classes for ages 2-5 years old. After a very active yoga class, we read this book and did the yoga poses before the resting portion of the class. My little yogis loved the pictures and saying Good Night to all of the animals one by one. I played a calming song with some animal noises in the background and we were then able to quiet our minds and bodies for the pose of rest. I think this will become a regular pre-resting story for my classes with this age group. My 5 year old son loves to read this book again and again too! Keep the great books coming!" ~ 5 Star Review, Stacy Daniels - Kids Yoga Teacher, Amazon

"What a delightful book to get young children reading and moving in a wind-down, calming story about saying goodnight to the animals of the world. I am a k-12 Reading Certified teacher who blogs about parenting at The Educator's Spin On It. I am big fan of literacy activities that combine movement and geography in a loving parent / child interaction experience and Good night, Animal World does just that. This book would be a great addition to your book shelf." ~ 5 Star Review, Amanda at The Educators' Spin On It, Amazon

About the Author: Giselle Shardlow


Giselle Shardlow from Kids Yoga Stories Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga-inspired children’s books get children moving, learning, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the stories found at or on Amazon ( worldwide.  

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* $25 Blog Tour Giveaway *

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Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice) Contest ends: April 8, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Giselle Shardlow and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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I received a copy of the book to conduct my review. Opinions are 100% my own. 


  1. Hahaha! Like we parents ever have "extra energy"!! Glad you enjoyed the book Sarah and I hope it continues to have a calming influence. ;-) Thanks so much for taking part in the Good Night Animal World Blog Tour.

  2. Sarah - Thank you so much for your fabulous review of Good Night, Animal World! The picture of your daughter in Turtle Pose is absolutely precious. Looks like she's a natural yogini. I agree, both children and adults benefit from the yoga poses before bedtime. I'm like you too - I enjoy reading and acting out the book as much as my daughter! I hope this book sparks a continued momma-daughter yoga practice. So great. Really appreciate you joining our book tour. Your review has made my day!