My Daddy is a Pretzel

My Daddy is a Pretzel

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By (author) Baron Baptiste, Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

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  • Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 266mm x 10mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1905236824
  • ISBN 13: 9781905236824
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 49,822

Product description

The hit yoga book from Baron Baptiste is now available in paperback! Yoga is not just about tying yourself up in knots, pretzel-style, it's about stretching your mind as well as your body, discovering who you really are, achieving your full potential - and having fun along the way! Especially created for parents and kids to share, but equally suitable for adults and older children to use alone, "My Daddy is a Pretzel" is for yogis of all ages, shapes and sizes. Featured on BBC's Blue Peter.

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Author information

Father of three boys and world-renowned yoga teacher Baron Baptiste has transformed yoga teaching in the US and Europe with his unique brand of power Vinyasa yoga. The son of two pioneering yoga teachers, Baron was brought up in San Francisco and started his yoga training in India at the age of twelve. Baron is also the author of best-selling yoga books Journey into Power (2002) and 40 Days to Personal Revolution (2004). Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress, who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly coloured illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of several other Barefoot Books including The Story Tree (2001), Babushka (2002), The Barefoot Book of Monsters! (2003), Riddle Me This! (2003) and A Hen, A Chick and a String Guitar (2005). Sophie lives in Florence.

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'Teach your child yoga moves with this colourful guide' - Vogue 'A fresh, original introduction to yoga for children and their families' - The Bookseller 'Baron's style and sense of play brought yoga into my life. My Daddy is a Pretzel is a wonderful book!' -- Helen Hunt 'I love Baron Baptiste's book, My Daddy is a Pretzel. I can't wait to buy it for every child I know so that there can be a whole young generation of kids practising with this wonderful teacher, and learning how to not only do the asanas, but to behave in a compassionate way in a kinder new world' -- Ali McGraw 'Yoga brings ancient wisdom to the modern world in a way that no other discipline can. And this book conveys that wisdom to kids and grown ups alike in a way that combines light-hearted humor with high purpose - try it and see!' -- Deepak Chopra, Author, Book of Secrets 'A fun children's guide to yoga... It makes a lovely present and is terrific at giving kids the message early on that exercise is good for you.' -- She 'The pictures are great - playful yet clear enough to show you how to get it right... This is an innovative book that will be fun to share with children.' -- Child Education, top 50 books of 2005 'This is so cute!...Stylish and colourful illustrations by Sophie Fatus make this an innovative way to introduce yoga theory and practise into children's lives' -- Health & Fitness Magazine 'My Daddy is a Pretzel is a fun way for children and parents to learn all about yoga with quirky, colourful pictures - great for getting couch-potato kids more active!' -- Essentials 'More and more teachers are incorporating yoga into their PE and movement sessions... This book could provide a good introduction to the aims, ethos and practise of yoga for very young children' -- Nursery Equipment 'This book is well on its way to making an enormous contribution to the Children's Yoga movement... it creates a strong partnership between yoga and the familiar world of the child... My Daddy is a Pretzel comes with my full recommendation' -- Montessori International