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You Are a Lion!: 12/15/16
You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo is a picture book that introduces children to various yoga poses. Each page shows a child next to the animal in question and they are both in the pose. Good for kids who want another way to be their favorite animal, or for the rambunctious kid who needs to unwind before nap time.
Yoga is an old discipline that is part of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. More recently, the physical aspect of it, namely the poses, have become something associated with young, upwardly mobile, women. It's something advertisers have turned to, to show women that they are selling to them. I suspect there might be some appeal to those women if they now have children and want to share the experience.
But, I suspect the book is actually written with Montessori teachers in mind. At least, it's in the context of the pre-K and lower elementary grades that I've seen Yoga introduced as a way of getting an entire class of children focused for a day's worth of learning.