Being Active

Being Active

by Mari C Schuh

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Text and photographs present the importance of being active. Includes examples of how to stay active.


Text and photographs present the importance of being active. Includes examples of how to stay active.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
From the table of contents page that pictures a football and a volleyball player with a hat made from a baseball glove, to the introduction of the My Pyramid site provided by the government, this title encourages young readers to be healthy. Photographs throughout the book show young readers making healthy choices: Children can be seen swimming, skiing, and playing ball. Families are shown biking together, all wearing the appropriate helmets. Fathers and sons play basketball. Kids are shown taking care of the family pet, and just having fun together. The text is simple and easy to read. A glossary, index, and helpful Internet pages are included. A list of ways to be active is included in the end pages. Throughout the text, children are reminded to move more and sit less. Multicultural images are presented throughout the text. Other titles in the "Healthy Eating with My Pyramid" series cover fruits, water, grains, snacks, exercise, vegetables, and meat. This is an excellent introduction to healthy lifestyles for all early elementary school students. This would be a good choice for elementary science classrooms, supporting the national science standards for nutrition and health. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 6.
—Joyce Rice
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Perhaps best suited for classroom libraries, these books foster body and health awareness. Bright, full-page color photographs show children of various ethnicities demonstrating the concepts suggested in the texts. Sentences are simple, with plenty of repetition. Nonreaders will be able to get the messages from the pictures, which feature sound forms of exercise, show when to drink water, and depict nutritious snacks. Although a picture in Active shows a boy riding a bike that is too big for him, most of the photos are engaging and realistic. These titles promote the MyPyramid government Web site and suggest FactHound as a safe source for links to additional information.-Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Healthy Eating with MyPyramid Series
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mari Schuh is the author of more than 150 nonfiction children’s books, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She has written numerous articles for daily newspapers and has presented at the West Virginia Book Festival. Mari lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joe, and their house rabbit, Kindle.

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