I.Q. GETS FIT by Mary Ann Fraser

I.Q. GETS FIT

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

I.Q., that lovable mouse, is back, this time helping children learn how to keep fit. At the kickoff assembly for Health Month, the speaker tells students that he will be awarding gold ribbons to everyone who passes the fitness test at the end of the month. I.Q. decides he will be one of them, but his preliminary results don’t exactly stack up to that of the kids. He works hard on his art project, though—a fitness poster—and adds to it each week as he learns more: “Eat a balanced diet,” “stay active,” “drink plenty of water” and “get lots of sleep.” Fraser’s droll illustrations steal the show as I.Q. uses everyday objects as fitness equipment and learns the hard way to follow the rules on his poster. He gets a stomachache after a brownie lunch, and after staying up too late reading, he falls asleep in math and skins his nose at recess. In the end, his results still don’t measure up, but his effort is rewarded with a ribbon for most improved. I.Q. is one determined mouse who will have youngsters cheering for him as they subtly absorb the lesson he’s teaching. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8027-9558-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2007




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