Cookie Doughga

A Book about Yoga, Mindfulness, and Cookies!

Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 07/13/2021
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Margot is a certified children's yoga and mindfulness teacher and author based on Long Island, NY with a background in early childhood education. She taught as a classroom teacher for over 10 years. In 2015 she left the classroom to become a full time yoga and mindfulness teacher. She provides school based programming, and enrichment as an independent contractor. She mentors new children's yoga teachers, and leads professional development/workshops for educators and parents.

Additionally, Margot teaches in several schools across Long Island and in parts of Brooklyn and Queens under her own budding brand: Calm Cookie Yoga and Mindfulness. She also teaches at a variety of wellness and play spaces for children and families, libraries, and with private clients. She serves children as young as 6 weeks, all the up through high school.

Margot's recently authored her first children's book inspired by her work, titled: Cookie Doughga: A Book about Yoga, Mindfulness, and Cookies! It's perfect for ages 3-8. It's her greatest hope that children from all over the world can use her story as a tool for body and mind connection, self reflection, and most of all---FUN!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite

Yoga and cookies, what a clever combination! Margot Harris has written a fun story called Cookie Doughga: A Book about Yoga, Mindfulness, and Cookies! Maria and her Mama are busy making cookie dough when they decide to make the cookies in the shape of yoga poses. While the cookies are baking, they decide to practice some of those same poses. They practice some grounding poses, some active poses, and some stretching poses, and then they end with a relaxing child's pose. The cookies are ready, but Maria suddenly worries they might not turn out just right. Her Mama suggests she connect with her body and check in. Maria does and realizes she is in control of her feelings.

Cookie Doughga is an inventive way to introduce yoga and mindfulness. Margot Harris describes each pose in rhyming verse and challenges kids with a little extra at the end. The illustrations by Stefanie Geyer are marvelous. Maria and her Mom are shown doing poses in settings that match the pose, i.e. the cobra pose in the desert. I loved how the page numbers are also in yoga poses! Harris has gone beyond just sharing simple yoga poses to include the benefits of being connected to your body. Maria can use what she's learned to let go of her worries and celebrate her uniqueness. Cookie Doughga: A Book about Yoga, Mindfulness, and Cookies! will be welcomed by parents and teachers who want to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with young people in their life. Kids will be excited to make their own cookie doughga.