Although Ajay is depicted as a cartoon animal, he acts like a typical young boy. He likes to play tag with his friends, play games outside, and he is also very active. Early on, Ajay learns that a healthy lifestyle is essential to being able to run, play, and keep up with his friends. Guided by his parent's wisdom and life experiences, Ajay is taught the benefits of leading a healthy life. From eating meals that are wholesome, to exercising regularly, to drinking plenty of water, Ajay discovers how being healthy keeps him strong, fast, and most importantly, happy. Murphy puts forth a meaningful message in order to get his point across. At the conclusion of the book there is a section with follow-up questions to encourage young readers to think further about the concept of being healthy and what good health means to them. Throughout the book, Murphy uses bold text with a larger font to point out key ideas and messages. Murphy hits on a popular topic with this book and does so in a manner that engages young readers and parents alike. Reviewer: Jayme Derbyshire
Stuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I SEE I LEARN®. The I SEE I LEARN® books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.