Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wallie Exercises

I had the opportunity to review an adorable children's book titled "Wallie Exercises" by Steve Ettinger. It is about a lazy overweight dog who with the help of some friends gets fit and has fun doing it.  This book is written for children ages 4 and up and shares the message about the importance of physical fitness.

This book was a hit with Diva!  She asks me to read it often.  The illustrations are great and she loves the main character Wallie.  I know she gets the message because she told me "Mom, you are like Wallie....LAZY"!  Touche.  It is pretty sad when your 4 year old notices when you stop exercising.  This book has a great message for kids and is a great reminder for adults that fitness is important (especially because those dang kids are watching!).

This book also has some questions in the back about exercise, warm ups, and hydration....ask your kids to answer them and you will get some pretty funny answers like "You are not supposed to drink beer when you exercise, mom!".....sigh (I don't know where she would get that idea!)

You can read more about the book and the author, Steve Ettinger, at www.wallyexercises.com.  You can also find Wallie on Facebook and Twitter.

This book is available at Amazon.com as well as activespudstore.com.   Our copy of this book is being donated to Diva's preschool class.  They have a health and wellness theme throughout their school year and it will be great for her classroom.   It makes a perfect teacher gift too!!

Thank you to Steve Ettinger for the opportunity to review this book!!


Andrea said...

I'm excited that these kinds of books are out there! Thanks for sharing :)

Marissa said...

Oh I wanna get this for my boys! What a great book and yes, so happy that books like these are hitting preschool shelves. Awesome that the classroom has a wellness/health theme...no better theme than that!!!

Carolina John said...

That's a great concept! So cool that your kids like it.

Jess said...

I'll have to look for it! Sounds like a good read!

Deanna @ The Unnatural Mother said...

Your children are as funny as you!!