Friday, June 3, 2011

Children's Book Review: Wallie Exercises by Steve Ettinger

Winner of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Wallie Exercises is helping families everywhere talk about fitness and get active!  This new book is the perfect way to make health and fitness fun for kids, and is a must have for teachers, parents, and the whole family.

WALLIE EXERCISES, written by certified fitness expert Steve Ettinger, Wallie Exercises takes parents and kids on a fun and whimsical adventure, as they soak up lessons about fitness, friendship, and staying active. The story follows Wallie, a loyal but lazy dog and his best friend who convinces the lethargic pup to get out of the house and get moving.

Beautifully illustrated and impeccably told, this book helps teach kids important fitness concepts while following Wallie on his hilarious journey to get in shape.

The book also includes a special section with original exercises (performed by Wallie) and kid-friendly fitness information at the end of the book that will get every child excited about exercise. Available at select bookstores, Barnes and,, and

My Review:

What a cute book to get children excited about exercising and getting and staying physically fit.  As a health educator, it was hard to find books like this for children. I would have schools or community agencies call and ask if there were books and videos that got children excited about fitness -- but, either the items we had on hand were out-dated or corny.  I would have loved to have shared this book with educators.  

I just loved the illustrations in this book.  They are whimsical and catch a child's attention.  The text is written in an easy-to-read and understand fashion, which makes children want to read and try out the different exercises.  

If you are looking for a way to get your child off the couch or away from the computer this summer, why not pick up Wallie Exercises today.  You can't help but fall in love with Wallie and want to get up and exercise.  What a great tool for families to get moving!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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