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I.Q. Gets Fit (An I.Q book) Hardcover – April 17, 2007

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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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I. Q. the mouse, featured in I .Q., It's Time(2005), is not your everyday class pet. He attends an assembly promoting the Student Fitness Challenge, and determined to pass the fitness test, he begins an exercise program with the help of his classmates. His stats aren't up to theirs (eight inches in the long jump, one measly pull-up), but through study and experience, I. Q. learns the value of eating a balanced diet, staying active, sleeping well, and drinking plenty of water. The message comes through in the clearly written text and the appealing colored-pencil, gouache, and ink illustrations. The new food pyramid appears as a large classroom poster that I. Q. studies while recovering from a brownie-induced stomachache. The endpapers are witty, and the winning image on the jacket gives this picture book immediate pick-me-up appeal. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: 700L (What's this?)
  • Series: An I.Q book
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; 1st edition (April 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802795587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802795588
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By ERL on September 9, 2011
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I teach elementary Physical Education. This is a perfect book for my younger kids who are just starting fitness testing. It is a great way to introduce the concepts of health and fitness. I love this book and so do my students.
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This is absolutly the best book. We used it for Fitness Month Storytime at our Library. It teaches the principles of healthy lifestyle at a level toddlers and older can grasp. It discusses exercise, diet, sleep, and drinking water. You can also stop and have them do the exercises with IQ. It also throws in some suspense...you don't really know for sure if he will win the gold ribbon. I copied the last page of the book for the kids to color,take home to put on the fridge, and reinforce what they learned. It turned out fantastic. Great, great book! You can't go wrong with this one.
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It's Heath Month in I.Q.'s classroom, but I.Q. is worried that because he can't run as long or jump as far as the other students, he won't win a ribbon at the fitness test. I.Q. the mouse is challenged to do his best - and still he doesn't seem to be able to compete. His efforts will eventually win him something different in this warm survey of a student who wants to achieve the most.
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