Kid’s Book Review: Ommie and The Magical Garden

Kid’s Book Review: Ommie and The Magical Garden

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

Join Ommie in an adventure through a magical garden full of animals, in this introduction to yoga for younger children.

Yoga is an ancient practice that develops and maintains health and well-being. It promotes flexibility, coordination and strength as well as teaching relaxation and mental control.

Each beautifully styled page shows little Ommie imitating the pose of an animal which demonstrates the key shape of each yoga pose.

The book is beautifully illustrated in a soothing muted colour palette and is printed with a matt finish of quality paper stock which has an organic feel about it.

Omnie and The Magical Garden

Sirkka Fisk, creator of Ommie, spent 4 years with her husband and son living in Brunei, Borneo. While taking a sabbatical from her graphic design business Design Syndicate, she became a certified Ashtanga yoga and Pilates teacher, having been practicing yoga enthusiastically since the late 90’s.

Omnie was born when a book ordered online for her son didn’t arrive in time for Christmas. Rather than facing disappointment, she set out to create a picture book that brought together her love for yoga and passion for design.

You can find out more about the Omni yoga community by visiting Sirkka’s website

Book Review

I liked doing the lion position and shouting ‘Rrrooooaaaar!!!

Mum’s opinion – A lovely colourful yoga story book for children. It combines a story with different animal yoga poses to try with your little ones. It is a fun and interactive book and we enjoyed trying the different animal poses together. A great way to practise animal sounds while doing yoga with your little ones. The illustrations are colourful and eye-catching.

Theo’s opinion – It was fun to do the animal yoga positions with my Mum. I liked doing the lion position and shouting ‘Rrrooooaaaar!!!!

It was difficult doing the tree one and balancing on one leg. I have done Yoga at nursery too and I really enjoyed doing it with my friends.

Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Theo
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: bananas, Teletubbies and ducks
  • Dislikes: water and rice
  • Favourite Book: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • Favourite Film: The Boss Baby
  • Favourite Song: Five Little Ducks