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The Gulps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    On the Fence ....

    My 4 yr old picked this out. I wasn't sure at first if this was a good idea after I looked at the book. Then we read it. I am still unsure if this is a 'safe' message for kids or not. Now, my son is 4. He just thinks we need to eat right and exercise. Which is a good understanding and message. But I do worry about the way it was sent and the way it is perceived. To a child it may seem more harmless than to an adult who may think more into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Good book

    I disagree with some of the previous reviewers. It puts childhood obesity in a way for children to understand...that healthy eating and exercise can improve your life. I think that is the message that Brown and Wells were trying to accomplish with this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2011

    What's the message here?

    Fatties are funny! That's the real take-away from this hateful diatribe. As an early childhood educator, I wouldn't have "The Gulps" in my classroom. The only thing this book does is give more ammunition to bullies. The messages here are the same old, tired, stereotypical cliches about fat people. They are stupid, lazy, inconsiderate, and worthy of every ounce of scorn "regular" people can muster. Any messages about healthful eating and exercise will be lost among all the pointing and laughing. Obesity, especially childhood obesity, is a complex issue. It isn't going to be cured, or helped in any small way, by "The Gulps."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2007

    Gulps? is the a joke? I am not laughing.

    I would not reccomend this book for anyone with any common sense, if you want to really show how backwards and wrong we can be this would be the perfect joke or prank for your enemy. The use of the word Dizzyland and Twinkie, and burgers is tastelss as a nazi ,this takes on all the earmarks of being pure childhood hate images. Teaching this to any child could scar them for life against popular American icons, I for one am, disappointed with Mark Brown and Rosemary Wells for doing this this satirical name calling book that hurts more than it helps.

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