Review & Giveaway: Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats by Giselle Shardlow @ Kids Yoga Stories

Looking for unique, interactive and educational books for 4 to 8 year olds that will spark their creativity and get them moving? Check out “Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats”, another fun new book from Kids Yoga Stories!


Product Details: Anna finds happiness practicing yoga at recess. She imagines traveling the world and exploring new places. Will her new classmates accept her and join the fun? Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body!

List Price: $14.50

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147740077X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477400777
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches

Where to Purchase: Available on their website w/ PayPal: & on Amazon:

Here’s what I love about this book:

  • LOVE that the two main characters in the book have special needs (hearing loss) and are portrayed in a positive & empowered way!
  • It is a moving story of the power of being true to yourself & friendship when being faced with teasing/bullying. Love the positive ending 🙂
  • There are 16 yoga poses woven throughout the story with opportunities for more by incorporating poses for other things seen in the background.
  • The book has bright colorful illustrations & a nice easy-to-read font size.
  • Lots of great vocabulary & descriptive language will make this book fun to use in my work as a SLP 🙂

Here’s a “sneek peek” inside the book:

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Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own.

How to enter the giveaway:

  • Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids – Contests & Giveaways Facebook page ( & mention how you would be using this book. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  • For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this book. If you only enter via blog post comment, you must also send me an e-mail with your mailing address (send to You will not need to do this if you also entered via the Enter Contests Here…. tab on Facebook since your address will be provided on that entry (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  • Helpful Info & Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save you the step of e-mailing me your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. FYI…. I use a free app from Shortstack for that tab and have no control over technical difficulties either on their end or on Facebook. In the event that you experience difficulties with the tab you can submit an entry via e-mail providing your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, how you would be using the book. E-mail to: Unfortunately Facebook rules prohibit me from accepting entries directly from posts or comments on Facebook.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on November 16, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook or e-mail may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on November 17, 2012.
  • The winner will receive one (1) copy of the book.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $14.50

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a book but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2



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6 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats by Giselle Shardlow @ Kids Yoga Stories

  1. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Deirdre Vezirov at NatureYoga for Kids 🙂

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! I wish we could send a book to each one of you.

    Be looking for another fun review & giveaway on OMazing Kids soon


    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma
    Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
    Contests & Giveaways on Facebook:
    Blog: http://omazingkidsllc

  2. Entries via the Facebook tab:

    * I have special needs kids in my class so I am delighted to hear this is a book that includes them! Would love to use this story in my various classes ages 4-teens!! Thanks again for the great review & giveaway OMazing kids 🙂

    * I would use this in my classroom yoga and at home with my little ones!

    * I work in an integrated preschool. The Occupational Therapist and I became certified Childlight Yoga Instructors together and are in our 3rd year of including yoga in the preschool curriculum. This book would be another great tool in planning our weekly yoga session. And this also seems to be a great way to celebrate our different gifts in a setting where these questions may come up. Families often ask us for books and at home resources and it would be great to preteach and then recommend families sharing this book together.

    * I’d love to win this book as I love doing kids yoga with my 5 year old son Kaz. He’s been into yoga since around two years old. I’m alway looking for something new to do with yoga and this book would be something amazing to share with my son. What a fabulous christmas gift this would be for him! Many thanks.

    * I would be using this book in my classes, along with work I do in my school. I currently do a lunch time yoga “club” a couple of times a week with a small group. This would be great to utilize in the work I do with children who have special needs as well!

    * In my class at school i have two special needs children, i think that this would be a fabulous tool to help the “normal” students and my special ones learn, work and play together. In my yoga classes this would be used to show how we can do yoga anywhere and not just in the studio. thank you so much. xo

    * I would add this delightful looking book to my collection and share with the children in my classes at a school for children on the autism spectrum and for classes at the community center. I work with children of various ages although developmentally some are far below their chronological ages. The beautiful illustrations will capture the kids imaginations.

  3. I love actual yoga stories for kids and the kids in my life love them too. I would use this book in my kids classes,and I am sure it will be a very welcomed addition. I am able to teach to quite a handful of amazing kids.I have a sessions running at the Child Development Centre that are free for kids and parents.We are hoping to help create a home practice for these families by by giving them resources. Of course Omazing Kids is at the top of resource list. I have also named many books for them and have given sample classes from these books.So much fun!

  4. Just reaching out to say hi and to thank you for being such a wonderful resource for kids yoga teachers and others. You rock 🙂 Love, Lisa

    • Thanks Lisa! I love sharing ideas on my blog & social media sites. I am committed to sharing free resources & ideas since many parents, teachers, therapists & kids yoga teachers have limited budgets to spend on materials and training. I would hate for cost to be a barrier for folks to be able to implement yoga & other wellness strategies 🙂

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