Book Review & Giveaway: Jeeva and the River – Read and Learn Yoga


Product Description:  When a recent storm damages the bridge, Jeeva is unable to cross the river to pick flowers. But with determined effort, practice, and the help of Guru, the little yogi learns to swim. Can Jeeva swim to the other side of the river? And more importantly, what will he find when he gets there? Jeeva and the River: Read and Learn Yoga is a lighthearted and easy-to-read interactive yoga book that teaches children the importance of practice and discipline. Full of heart and determination, this wonderful book shows children everywhere that in order to achieve their goals, they have to put in hard work. With an educational and insightful story, beautifully illustrated yoga poses, and a questions page to encourage conversations about the books topics, Jeeva and the River by Edie Fischer and Leeanne Robinson is an extraordinarily useful guide and story that is sure to impact children and parents alike. Combining an inspiring message with an instructional yoga guide, this amazing book is perfect for children and parents everywhere.

  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481898809
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481898805
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.1 inches

Here’s what I love about this book: 

  • Each 2-page spread has a full-page colorful illustration on the left. The right side has short text in a large easy-to-read font plus an illustration of the yoga pose.
  • Poses in the book: mountain, sun salutation (warrior I), elephant, monkey (standing forward fold), tree, eagle, prayer squat, frog, fish, bridge, boat, river (seated forward fold) & lotus.
  • Love the messages of perseverance, overcoming fears and the encouragement from friends! Love the last line in the book: “This journey was not only about picking flowers, but it is the practice that took you to the other side. The lessons you learn are in the journey itself”
  • “Let’s Talk About Jeeva” discussion page (ex: Was it hard to learn to swim? Who taught you?; Besides swimming, what other activities do you do that require a lot of practice?; Do you sometimes get tired of practice? What helps you to stay focused?; Do you cheer for others to help them finish a task or activity?; etc…). This is a great way to get kids to really think about the concepts learned in the story and apply them to their own lives.
  • Love how the Jeeva series is addressing common situations & behavioral issues faced by children.
  • A 13-page section at the end of the book provides another illustration of each pose & detailed but easy-to-understand instructions for that pose.


A peek inside the book:




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List price: $14.95. Available for purchase on and on the company’s website: Kindle version also available.


Several other books are planned in the Jeeva series. See details on their Kickstarter page:


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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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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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1 thought on “Book Review & Giveaway: Jeeva and the River – Read and Learn Yoga

  1. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the 5 winners: Karin Larsen, Rossana Carrasco, Kerry McCall, Liza Brown-DiCostantino & Jodi Barasky. Thanks to everyone who participated! Be watching for another fun review & giveaway on OMazing Kids soon 🙂

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