8 Dec 2021


 My sincere apologies to both the Book Tour organiser, Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources and the author/publishers of My First Animal Moves, alas unforeseen circumstances meant I was unable to share my thoughts with you yesterday. FGT

One of several bloggers who over 7 days will be participating in the Blog Tour for two books from the Full Media Ltd stable {the full schedule for both of which can be found at the bottom of the post} Today {the 5th day of the Tour) its my pleasure to be sharing my thoughts on ...


Target Age ... Children (aged 0-10)

Genre ... Fiction / Health & Wellbeing Picture Book

Publication Date ... 28 September 2021

Standalone Book

Estimated Page Count ... 36

Purchase Link ... https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Animal-Moves-Childrens-Encourage-ebook/dp/B09GTGDKQH

Nathan loves to play, but he loves his video games more.

Can a trip to Animal Moves land convince him there's more fun outdoors? Best-selling author and speaker Darryl Edwards has created this fun adventure inspired by his passion for encouraging kids to move in an ever-increasing sedentary environment. 


Discover the joys of animal moves with your little cubs in this first book of movement. Join Nathan and his cute, but sometimes lazy, dog as they crawl, jump and balance their way through the animal kingdom re-enacting moves designed to emphasise fun. It's all in this exercise for kids book that focuses on family fun boredom busters.


✓ Do you want to make physical activity for kids fun?

✓ Are you looking for ways to help your children develop strength, coordination and balance?

✓ Do your children love learning about animals?

✓ Are you worried about too much TV and screen time?

✓ Do you want to teach young children about the importance of physical activity?

✓ Would you like easy and fun fitness games to include in your day?

My First Animal Moves is your answer. Play along together, keeping everyone healthier and happier, promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being. You'll all release more mood-enhancing hormones as a result, which help you feel good every day.

It's written by professional movement coach and award-winning author Darryl Edwards who is best known for his groundbreaking TED Talk "Why working out isn't working out", viewed over a million times worldwide. My First Animal Moves distils the ideas in his bestselling Animal Moves book and Animal Moves Fitness Decks into a colourful picture book for children.

A Children's Book to Encourage Kids and Their Guardians to Move More, Sit Less and Decrease Screen Time.

This unique story takes a different stance to many popular titles in this arena, with a fun activity that encourages children's active play while aiming to get families moving and reading together. It takes the humour and colour in kids' yoga books such as Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey, Yoga Bug by Sarah Jane Hinder, and You Are a Lion by Taeeun Yoo to a whole new energy level with active play for the entire family.

Get My First Animal Moves to help your family thrive through movement today. ... SYNOPSIS

Nathan is a typical boy ...

... however, he likes to spend most of is time playing video games. ... FIRST SENTENCE {Page un-numbered}

"Come on, Nathan, let's go to Animal Moves land. I have something important to show you" hoots Owl.

Nathan responds, "Is it more impressive than what's on TV though?"

"Yes, of course, there are many exciting adventures!" exclaims the owl. ... MEMORABLE MOMENT {Page un-numbered}

MY THOUGHTS ... Its not uncommon for me to share books that are 'ideal bedtime reading' here on Pen and Paper ... not so, this picture book which is designed not to settle children down as part of their bedtime routine but to get them {and, who knows, maybes even their families} up and active.

Yes, My First Animal Moves is the fun story of Nathan who, typical of many children, spends a worrying amount of time playing video games despite being constantly encouraged by his parents to go outside and play {and to take Lola, the family's dog who loves nothing more than to nap, with him} but more than this ...

The author, obviously passionate when it comes to getting children up and moving {so much so that its infectious} though he does make the point at the end of the story that 'it's okay to watch TV and play video games sometimes. Just make sure you get lots of movement too!', the book comes into its own not only by making it fun for children to get up and move like a variety of animals {maybe even coming up with some animal moves of their own whilst they're about it} but also by promoting discussion about the benefits of physical activity.

ABOUT DARRYL EDWARDS ... Darryl Edwards is a Movement Coach, author of the best-selling books “Animal Moves” and “My First Animal Moves”, and a thought leader in the area of creativity and innovation in fitness and health. 

Darryl developed the Primal Play Method™ to inspire others to make physical activity fun while getting healthier and more robust in the process.

FOLLOW DARRYL EDWARDS ... ~ Instagram ~ FaceBook ~ Twitter ~  

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE ... ~ 3rd December: Kraftireader ~ Daisy Bourne or Rose Griffin ~ jades_life_journey ~ 4th December: Mum’s Book Blast ~ The bookish hermit ~ @penfoldlayla ~ 5th December: Ceri's Little Blog ~ Netsreadsbooks ~ @asreadbydanielle ~ 6th December: Jane Hunt Writer ~ @bookshappythoughts ~ donnasbookblog ~ 7th December: Splashes Into Books ~ Books_from_the_shed ~ Felicity Grace Terry ~ 8th December: Dash Fan Book Reviews ~ Books, Life and Everything ~ Linda's Book Bag ~ 9th December:@beckyandthebooks ~ Ceri.welshmumof3.reads ~ loopyloulaura ~


Kelly said...

This sounds like a wonderful book! Many children spend too much time looking at "screens", so I think it's a great idea to promote activity like this. My youngest grandson loves animals and loves being outside, so I'm sure he'd love this book.

nightwingsraven said...

It is definitely a very good idea
to stimulate children to get up
and move as much as possible.
And making this fun to do by way
of the animal moves.

Karen said...

What a great idea.

I was ahead of my time playing like an animal way back in the 70's.

I once went to the hospital because I jumped like a cougar off our recliner lol
I'm sure he has safer suggestions :-)

Karen @For What It's Worth