Yoga is known for its positive effect on mood and physiology. It also works for children, especially those needing healthy ways to acknowledge their emotions writes Kathy Beliveau in When I Feel: Easy Yoga for Big Feelings (Orca $19.95) for ages 3 to 5. Beliveau links yoga poses, like the tortoise pose, with rhythmic text to show how feelings like anxiety can be managed: "When I feel anxious, / I tuck into my shell, / pretending I'm a tortoise, / silent, safe and well." Based on Vancouver Island, Beliveau has studied yoga for children and yoga safety, and is a certified yoga instructor. Illustrated by Julie McLaughlin with photos by Jesse Holland.

When I Feel: Easy Yoga for Big Feelings (Orca, 2021) $19.95 9781459825840

[BCBW 2021]