Eddie Shapes Up

Eddie Shapes Up

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by Edward I. Koch, Pat Koch Thaler, Jonathan Hoefer, Zagat Zagat Survey

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School Library Journal
Gr 2�4—A former mayor of New York City infuses some autobiographical inspiration into this story of young Eddie, who, after being taunted about his weight one too many times, decides to eat healthier and exercise more. There are good intentions here, but the stilted dialogue ("Look Eddie. You're our good friend. We like you and we don't want to say anything that will be hurtful. But you are a little heavy and out of shape. Maybe it's because of the way you eat") and flat illustrations are slightly behind the times of a contemporary kid's experience. Even the climax, when Eddie gets a boost of self-esteem after saving a baby carriage from rolling down a hill, seems quaint. More instructional than uplifting, the book would be a serviceable addition during a nutrition lesson.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

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Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 8 Years

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