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Get Up and Go! Hardcover – January 19, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (January 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670059811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670059812
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,406,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1–Carlsons lively characters are back with a message about exercise and what fun it can be. Exercise can be relaxing or Exercise can help you make friends, and Exercise burns up the junky food you sometimes eat. As in the author/artists earlier upbeat books, a positive message comes through without being preachy. Done in colored pencils and technical pens, the artwork features humanlike animals boldly exhibiting the joys and woes of exercise, and adds humor through visual cues full of cheerful and realistic expression. A heart-healthy fact runs across the top of most pages, with corresponding text below. With childhood obesity a hot topic for todays kids, this book offers a playful yet helpful encouragement to those who may need extra incentive to get up and go.–JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA
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PreS-K. In this colorful picture book, Carlson speaks to children directly, urging them to take care of their bodies by getting some exercise. She enumerates the parts of the body helped by exercise and names several other benefits, such as enjoying athletic achievements, learning sportsmanship, and making new friends. The helpful statement "Exercise burns up the junky food you sometimes eat" is undermined somewhat by the large illustration and comparatively lengthy description of a particular example: "a triple chocolate, caramel, marshmallow cream sundae with extra whipped cream, and a cherry on top"; but this passage is sure to bring a response when the book is read aloud in the classroom. Bright and sassy, the clearly delineated drawings with vivid washes provide a light, sometimes-comical tone that makes the lessons easier to take. With a short, simple text and a cheerful look, this will suit preschool and kindergarten teachers looking for an accessible book on exercise. Carolyn Phelan
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Perfect blend of informational text and story. This book provides the pertinent information regarding exercise and health without being overly wordy. A must for younger readers or those children facing reading deficits.
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By nodsu on January 3, 2010
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made my girl want to jump and exercise, while i was reading :D (not too much text tho)
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More About the Author

This year illustrator and author Nancy Carlson published her 44th children's book. Her specialty is teaching kids to feel good about themselves and others.Kids, parents, teachers and even book critics think she does a great job. That's because she is never out of touch with the kid spirit inside herself. Her brightly colored pencil drawings perfectly capture the happy-go-lucky characters that fill her clever and funny books. There is a life lesson to be learned from each story.Nancy decided at age five to be an artist. As a child, Nancy would sit on her bed and draw for hours. "I began creating characters and telling stories through my drawings," Nancy said. "I always had the need to communicate something through my art." Her early love of comic books influenced her style of drawing and use of color.A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art, Nancy has kept alive a youthful zest for life. Readers and book reviewers alike are charmed by her jazzy yet childlike drawings done with bright colored pencils. In all 42 books and four stage plays, she uses well-placed humor in words and pictures to tickle the funny bone of children and their parents.Humorous childhood experiences from her own life growing up in Minneapolis and from the escapades of her three children provide themes for stories. Most of her books feature animal characters that show the funny side of people. Nancy's two dogs, cat and a guinea pig are a source of inspiration.Nancy Carson lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. She and her husband, Barry McCool, have three children, two dogs, and a cat. Nancy loves nature and spends as much time outdoors as possible, running, biking and birdwatching. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, she designs posters, t-shirts, caps, greeting cards and other specialty items, which are marketed across the country through McCool Unlimited, Inc. and available though Nancy's on-line catalogue.Readers say they recognize themselves and their friends in the characters who triumph over everyday situations.Each story helps young readers deal with life's little problems, while teaching the basic values of honesty, determination and self-confidence.

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