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It's going to be an active month in I.Q.'s classroom―it's Health Month! And when the school announces that those who pass the fitness test will get a gold ribbon, I.Q. knows right away that he wants to win one.
In class, Mrs. Furber teaches the students all about a balanced diet and the food pyramid, drinking the right amount of water, exercising for fitness, and balancing that activity with good rest. But I.Q. can't run as long or jump as far as the other students, and he's worried that he won't win a ribbon. Will I.Q.'s hard work pay off as he goes for the gold?
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MARY ANN FRASER is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the popular I. Q. series. She lives and works at getting fit in Simi Valley, California, with her husband, three sons, and their many pets. www.maryannfraser.comFrom School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2—During Health Month, Mrs. Furber's students prepare for a Student Fitness Challenge, including the class mouse, I.Q. He is determined to change his junk-food ways and follow a more active path to win a gold ribbon. He makes a chin-up bar from pencils and a jump rope from a shoelace. I.Q.'s determination and pride in achievement, despite temptations, are excellent models for children who may be resistant to improving their own fitness. Fraser has written an uncomplicated but endearing story that touches on all of the basics of a primary-grade health unit: rest and exercise; the new food pyramid and eating balanced meals; drinking lots of water. Using the pet mouse as the main character makes an often dry subject more fun and avoids pointing fingers at overweight and unfit children. Illustrations add necessary humorous details to keep readers interested. There is a dearth of picture books on this timely topic, and this book fills a need. A good choice for libraries and classrooms.—Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME
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Book Description Walker Childrens, 2007. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110802795595