Book Review & Giveaway: Namaste: A Little Yoga Folks’ Tale by Tammie Ciciura

Namaste A Little Yoga Folks' Tale giveaway

A wonderful story about how a young girl uses yoga & breathing to work through challenging situations in her day……

Product Description:  

Namaste: A Little Yoga Folks Tale is a story about a wise young girl whose day starts before she’s ready to face it. Join her as she journeys through an average school day, overcoming each stressful situation with grace, courage, and creativity by listening to her body and breath. Yoga provides wonderful health benefits to people of all ages. Namaste: A Little Yoga Folks Tale provides an opportunity for families and students to learn more and practice some fun poses together!

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Jungle Wagon Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983409250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983409250
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 8 x 0.4 inches

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Here’s what I love about this book: 

  • A wide range of emotions are expressed (irritated, relaxed, flabbergasted, tired, encouraged, disappointed, happy, bored, scared, confident, etc.) as the girl goes through her day. I love how she works through each situation with yoga poses & breathing.
  • Love the message that a child can make choices of how to respond in situations that are not pleasant. The situations depicted are ones that kids are likely to face (not wanting to wake up in the morning, having their hair brushed, sitting for long periods of time in class, the swings or other playground equipment being full at recess, having to wait quietly in line, & dodgeball in PE  (I had a flashback to the horrors of this when I saw this page…… I am not athletic and hated PE as a child. I could have definitely used the Warrior II pose & breathing on this page when I was a child!)
  • The soft illustrations are hand drawn and have a calming quality.
  • On each 2-page spread, the situation is on the left side and the yoga pose with breathing is on the right side.
  • The last 10 pages of the book provide more information about the yoga poses, including the benefits,  a calming script & modifications for each. (Poses: child’s pose, easy pose, mountain pose, upward facing bow, tree, warrior II, standing forward bend & namaste)


The publisher is in the process of adding a preview of this book to Amazon & their website. They provided these samples to give you a “feel” for the book:

Namaste A Little Yoga Folks' Tale sample 2 - updated


Namaste A Little Yoga Folks' Tale sample - updated

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Available for purchase on & the publisher: (tip: On the date this post was written, the price on Amazon was $16.87 & the price on the publisher’s website was $10.99….. so be sure to check out both to compare prices & shipping costs before purchasing) 


Author’s blog: Tammie Ciciura is a former Special Education teacher who works at Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford teaching Physical Education & Movement with a strong yoga foundation to Pre Elementary through High School aged students. More about the author:


Be sure to  “like” the publisher’s Facebook page. According to a post on their FB page on 9/18/13,  Jungle Wagon Press- Children’s Book Publisher will donate one autographed copy of “You Are a Twisting Tornado” to a child receiving services from Youth Services Network of Rockford for every “like” on their page on 12/1/13.   (See my next post for a review of that book as well as two others that they publish). Publisher is also on Twitter


Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at:


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USA only entries allowed for this giveaway.

  • Only entries with all required information will be valid. The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.

  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler entry option. I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
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Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on October 31, 2013.

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  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
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  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on November 1, 2013.

2 winners will each receive the following prize: 1 copy of the hardcover book Namaste: A Little Yoga Folks Tale 

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  • Prize Value: $10.99 per book

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Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2



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1 thought on “Book Review & Giveaway: Namaste: A Little Yoga Folks’ Tale by Tammie Ciciura

  1. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the two winning entries:

    * Amanda Gamble in Indiana – I am a school psychologist and RYT. I am also currently going through training to become an RCYT. As a school psych, I love trying to find ways to bring yoga into my every day work and in to my schools. I would use this curriculum to help students learn the power of yoga and breathing and how it can help them succeed in their every day lives and become better students.

    * Katherine Laurendeau in New Hampshire – I am teaching yoga classes after school to 5th & 6th graders. Obviously middle school is a tough time emotionally and socially for these girls so my whole objective is to provide them with several different tools to help them deal with the vast range of emotions and social dilemma’s that they encounter every day. My goal is to help them find inner peace and confidence. I love using books in my classes, however, many of the yoga books are geared to a younger audience…this book really appeals because it appears appropriate for older children as well. Thanks Omazing Kids for sharing so many useful ideas and advice via FB, Blog & Pinterest!!! Namaste!

    Thanks to everyone who participated! Be sure to check out our current giveaway and look for more in the future. 🙂

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