Kid’s Reviews by Lyda Whiting
IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICE: GETTING BACK IN THE GAME!
Danny loved to play basketball, and he had been on the team at his old school. But a few months spent watching TV and eating too many sweets had affected his body, his game — and his confidence. He wanted to play ball with the kids at his new school. But one of the boys teased Danny about his weight and refused to let him play. Danny felt miserable. He wanted to get back into shape and play basketball again, but he wasn’t sure how to start.
And then he meet the Cardio Kid and his Fat Fighting Force. They helped him learn about healthy food choices, and exercises to help Danny build muscle and burn fat. Danny liked what they told him. But before the day was out, he met up with the Blubba Hill Gang. The gang tempted Danny to hang out with them and eat junk food and watch TV. Danny had to make some tough choices if he wanted to get back in the game.
This book uses fanciful cartoon characters — the Cardio Kid is actually a muscular heart with arms, legs and a single strand of hair — as a way of introducing ideas about fitness and healthy eating. This entertaining story will encourage children to make healthier choices so they can get in the game too. For ages 7 and up.
Published by IAAC Media, this book is available at your local bookstore.