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  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Hardcover: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Aloha Publishers (December 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981974554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981974552
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,468,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul M. Kramer lives in Hawaii on the beautiful island of Maui with his wife Cindy and their son Lukas. Paul was born and raised in New York City.

Mr. Kramer's books attempt to reduce stress and anxiety and resolve important issues children face in their everyday lives. His books are often written in rhyme. They are entertaining, inspirational, educational and easy to read. One of his goals is to increase the child's sense of self worth.

He has written books on various subjects such as bullying, divorce, sleep deprivation, worrying, shyness, and weight issues.

Mr. Kramer has appeared on "Good Morning America," "The Doctors," "CNN Live" as well as several other Television Shows in the United States and Canada. He's been interviewed and aired on many radio programs including the British Broadcasting System and has had countless articles written about his work in major newspapers and magazines throughout the world.

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Please refer to these children's books.

Fit Freddy - 5 Stars
Eddie Shapes Up - 4 1/2 Stars

I'm surprised by how many people there are here who are appalled at the idea of a young girl making smart decisions about dieting and exercise, but when there's a little boy making the same choices it's regarded as a great read that both boys and girls enjoy. Obesity is considered a disease now. That is how far this health problem has had to go - to the point where lifestyle choices can be an "illness". It's fine to be a little on the big side, and everyone deserves to be treated like a human being regardless of how they look. But anyone who's okay with letting children grow up with the health problems that come with obesity are the delusional ones. Pay attention and face the facts.

And where is this whole thing about her becoming too sexy coming from? Is your perception of what makes women sexy really watered down to if they're thin, it's hot? This isn't "Maggie Gets Implants".
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Teaches good health habits and brings a positive message. Maggie becomes a positive and overall healthier person because she becomes dedicated to herself.

People getting mad over this book are a special kind of stupid. Stop getting offended by everything.
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An excellent read teaching young people the value of setting goals, being disciplined and determined, of focused self-improvement and healthy lifestyles - particularly important in this current era of obesity, pity parties, playing the victim and self-loathing.

In brief, Maggie was overweight and lead an unhealthy lifestyle which affected her performance in numerous areas of her life, including her social interactions. One day, Maggie decides to made a positive life choice and begin the process of being healthier - her disciplined exercise and healthy eating not only helps her build a healthy body, but improves her self-esteem and personal confidence. Way to go, Maggie.

Above and below me you will witness a pantheon of pity-picketing, pathetic whingers who are upset that just because they don't have the determination to improve themselves, Maggie shouldn't either. And god forbid she actually receives praise and attention for her show of character and discipline. These people want to live in a world where they are allowed to wallow in self-abuse and be loved nonetheless - a go-getter like Maggie makes them incredulous with rage because it points out that every person is the master of their fate, and ruins their excuses for being slothful and bitter.
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The title is really upsetting people. The author should of went with title like "Maggie Gets Into Shape". That's all she did. She ate better. She workout more. Which most people have to do. She didn't do some ridiculous diet like the coffee diet or the subway diet or just starve herself. No, she followed the daily recommended servings.

I really think people should really calm down and actually read it. But maybe it's just me and bias, girl who had to struggle with her weight all her life.
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I have mixed feelings about this book. Healthy eating and exercising are both great for you and need to be a important part of one's life. So is self-determination and deciding that you are going to do that because you know it's good for you. This book makes it clear that losing weight is not easy, and shows Maggie determined to stick with it.

However, this book does not quite hit the mark. The message by the end of the book is that once you become thin, you basically become a superstar and becoming popular. Being healthy isn't about being beautiful/famous, it's about taking care of yourself, and feeling good about these choices.
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Most of the negative reviews pose ignorant view points confusing eating healthy with 'diets lead to eating disorders'. While I'd question the writers talent as a writer, his overall knowledge of nutrition, and inclusion of bed wetting at a sleepover, the book itself does make some good points.
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Great book
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Teaching kids to hate their bodies and judge other people based on weight through a children’s story is just plain wrong. And telling kids that dieting is the way to become happier and healthier, when there is no scientific evidence to support long-term success is harmful to the very audience this book is intended for.
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