"I love the concept of combining yoga and reading together. Not only does it make reading fun, children also get to learn how to improve the health of their bodies and minds. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and eye catching. This book also give readers definitions to words that they may not have learned before and explains the meanings throughout the book. All in all, I loved everything about the book; the pictures, the heroic story line, and all of the yoga poses with the descriptions that relate back to the story."
Jessica Hooper, Program Coordinator Saline County Boys and Girls Club
"Kids will enjoy this wonderful Hawaiian story where two brothers get into a predicament and the shark god helps them out. Throughout the story, the reader learns Hawaiian words and customs. A bonus is learning yoga poses and meditation!
Cindi Ninni Grant, children's author
This is my first time reading a yoga story, and I couldn't have started with a better one.
Revolving around Hawaiin culture, this story tells us of two brothers who save a shark, but then break a rule within their village. Their father seeks help with their punishment via the Shark God, and not to ruin it, but it does have a happy ending.
The book starts with a quote from the Dalai Lama, followed by a letter to parents, and then leads into some quick instruction on the Hawaiian language. The story begins, and with some beautiful illustrations throughout, takes us on a wonderful Hawaiian journey. Not finished yet, the book then leads us through Loving-Kindness Compassion Meditation and ends with 4 pages of yoga poses that coincide with the story.
I love everything about this book. It is packed, cover to cover, with so much, and I am here for it. I can't wait to get a physical copy of it in my hands to share with my family.
I loved this story and how it integrated yoga and Hawaiian culture. When one of the boys makes a "forbidden" mistake, we get to see karma in action. Loved the Hawaiian words and how the story integrated yoga. Magical. As a former elementary school teacher, highly recommend.