Maggie Goes on a Diet

Maggie Goes on a Diet

by Paul Kramer


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This book is about a 14 year old girl who goes on a diet and is transformed from being extremely overweight and insecure to a normal sized girl who becomes the school soccer star. Through time, exercise and hard work, Maggie becomes more and more confident and develops a positive self image.

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ISBN-13: 9780981974552
Publisher: Aloha Publishers LLC
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Maggie Goes on A Diet 1.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
DietSurvivor More than 1 year ago
This book is simply outrageous. How dare you assume that any child's shape is intrinsically requiring of change, before their body is even done growing up? And to further suggest that popularity will ensue and dreams will be fulfilled as a result of losing weight? And am I to be surprised that this is focused on a little girl, not a boy? Dieting has a 97% failure rate in study after study after study from all over the world, and is a primary cause of eating and related disorders. Is this your goal? Do you realize you are giving further license to weight stigma and bullying? Have you even read the research in this area? Children should feel beautiful and valuable, encouraged to eat and play as their bodies require. How dare you suggest they have to lose weight to follow their dreams, to feel confident in their lives? If one little girl feels bad about her body for one moment because of this book, shame on you. May you someday have to see yourself with such a judge.
angelaelackey More than 1 year ago
I am incredulous that Barnes & Noble would sell such a book aimed at young girls who are very vulnerable about body image and weight. As a person recovering from anorexia, I am very concerned about how triggering this book could be to young girls. Please consider removing this from your inventory. This is very inappropriate!!!
LynnAnn More than 1 year ago
why was this even published?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shame on you Barnes & Noble for selling such degrading smut.
juliet-Williams More than 1 year ago
I really hope that this book is withdrawn. One of the biggest "triggers" for me in terms of my own Anorexia was when I read a book about a girl suffering from it when I was 11. I am turning 33 next week and am still not recovered despite 4 residential treatments, numerous hospital stays, outpatient treatments and years of therapy. The Eating Disorder was already there but the book provided me with the tools and I used it as a step by step guide and got very sick quickly. This makes me so sad and there is no doubt in my mind that this book should be taken off the market. Nothing positive could possibly come from it. It is an incredibly dangerous book. I was forced to give it a rating in order to post this comment so I gave is one star but it deserves nothing. It is totally irresponsible to be selling this book.
jath More than 1 year ago
We are hearing more and more in recent months about very young children developing eating disorders. Many anorexic children (girls AND boys) will look in the mirror, like "Maggie" here, and never sees themselves as thin enough (to wear this absurdly tiny dress??). A dieting book aimed at 6 to 12 year olds is disgraceful and dangerous. I have to believe that this author had good intentions, this book is a huge mistake.
RachaelLauren More than 1 year ago
This book is disgusting. Whats next? "Maggie goes to treatment?" "Maggie gains the weight back and gets depressed?" "Maggie decides to become a yo-yo dieter for life"
Sophia_d More than 1 year ago
This book is "published" by a company called Aloha Publishing. I just Googled this company and discovered that it's simply one of those printing companies for self published authors -- in other words, not even a real publisher would take on this book. Here's what Aloha has to say for themselves, from their homepage: "Publishing a book has never been easier. Thanks to new technology in writing, publishing and selling, anyone-regardless of age, background or social status-can write and publish a book. With the worldwide marketplace, consumers can then purchase that book in print or e-book from anywhere in the world." That's right, folks! ANYONE can "publish" ANY sort of book through Aloha, no matter how damaging or inappropriate! MAGGIE GOES ON A DIET proves that quite well.
Francine_H More than 1 year ago
Is there any other way to teach low self esteem to our children? Now even a book is doing it!! This book should never be published. Shame on Barnes and Noble for allowing such abnormality to be available to our kids.
LizzyG More than 1 year ago
I was put on diets by my parents and doctor when I was eight and I lost and gained weight, hated my body and was scared of food for decades.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am soooo sad to see this has ever gone to print. Just the idea of this book is something the Arthur should be ashamed of. To warp a child's mind should be against the law. Please do not read this book, instead give your child the unconditional love and support she is craving, it is not about the food!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book cover shows the wrong message and therefore it does not matter what the story is about and it is directed at to young. Girls have enough things going after them. This cover shots, YOU HAVE TO BE THIN TO BE PRETTY!!!!!! A different title, a different front cover would have made a world of difference in how this book is received. I hope NO ONE BUYS IT!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is a man, an overweight man. Why is the subject of the book not an overweight male? Why is this about a girl? Because the society that we live in throws in our face daily that women should be thin and sexy and that it is okay for males to be fat. I worry for our young girls today and the messages we send to them. I am so disappointed in the world that we live in today and just want to cry. If I could I would give this zero stars!
A-Concerned-Parent More than 1 year ago
Dear B&N ~ please... look at this book cover and the title. Google the title and preview the outrage the people are sharing. Very sadly, Paul Kramer and his publisher, are missing the mark. It is the parents and the schools and the media who need enlightenment. Without their support, what chance does a precious young girl ~ who clearly hasn't been healthfully supported and guided ~ have to feel good about herself? A diet? For young girls? Please ~ remove this from your list. Kramer and his publisher need to eat this loss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
rating should be 0.  Has the author ever thought about eating disorders and how they start??  ignorant and disgusting book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what to say , Barnes & Nobles shouldn't be selling this but don't you think some people are a little hypocritical ?  Just don't let your child buy such book . Ignore the book as it doesn't exists .As a teenager, parents and people are complaining  about the book and how horrible & discusting it is but yet you let your children read teen magazines ! Do you even see whats in them ?!  A BUNCH OF  PRETTY SKINNY GIRLS WITH A BUNCH OF MAKEUP . All these tv shows with the mains stars being pretty & skinny , like Disney  channel . Just do your research the girls in these tv shows have been getting skinnier & skinnier . When have you seen an overweight girl  as the main star of the show ?  All I am saying is that people shouldn't only focus on this . Talk to your kids & let them confide in you . A book isn't going to harm  your kid unless you don't talk to them . Its not only the book that is causing damage . But shame on this author . Being a part  of such messed up society like todays . 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fat kids need to eat healthy. Obesity doesnt happen in childhood unless neglect from the parents as to their diet. For all who disagree, you are probably just fat and insecure about yourself, and you take personal offense because you cant come to reality or face yourself. Life sucks. But not for skinny kids!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off none of you pedestal sitting reviewers know the content of this book. Childhood obesity is a reality. Whether you want to open your eyes to it or not. Childhood is tough enough as it is. Don't handicap your children by acting as if being an obese child is okay, because it isn't. As an adult, sure... eat whatever you want and die of heart disease and diabetes... But give your children a chance to live a healthy life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our teens have enough telling them they aren't good enough... they don't need this book aimed at an even younger age.
BibliofileLP More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately the book puts "skinny" and "fashion" first by emphasizing fitting into a form fitting pink dress and "popularity" as opposed to focusing on health, exercise, and eating better. It is unacceptable that the book focuses on teenage girls only and not ALL children. Why is that? Why is a boy not the main character, fretting about fitting into his football jersey? And we wonder why obesity and eating disorders are a problem in the US. WE ALL CREATE THE PROBLEM by accepting unhealthy eating options and buying our kids IPods, computers, and video games with no corresponding emphasis on exercise, and creating neurosis due to only a few acceptable definitions of "beauty". What Kramer does is misguided, misdirected and only makes the problem worse. This is a sensitive issue. It is important to do a thorough job addressing it, not a misguided half-_ ss job that results in more harm than good. Don't these people have any common sense or are they just plain STUPID??? Call Barnes and Noble and demand that this book be pulled; Mary Ellen Keating, Sr. VP of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs - 212-633-3323
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book offers some good lessons.