Reviews for 101 Ways to Get in Shape

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
These volumes present one hundred and one numbered facts that are loosely grouped by topic (human body systems, "embarrassing" functions in Body; eating and exercise in Shape). On busy pages, informational paragraphs, quizzes, anecdotes about famous people, case studies, photographs, etc., all vie for attention. Body ends with "Top Ten Tips." Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these 101 titles: 101 Ways to Get in Shape and 101 Things You Didn't Know About Your Body.]

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 May/June
This colorful and timely series will attract readers and hold their interest. Each page has a vivid barcode pattern across the tops and bottoms of pages. Photographs, Q & A's in green boxes, and thumbtack "what's that?" yellow boxes include definitions of terms. There are also true stories with real people and quizzes. "Oops!" and "Listen Up!" sections draw attention to problems and ideas. Although short in length, each book covers 101 tips amply and logically. The books are attractive, visually exciting, and easy to understand. The feature enhancements make them very appealing to the current generation. Students will love this series! Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Rita Fontinha, YA/Reference Librarian, Milton (Massachusetts) Public Library. RECOMMENDED. Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2012 January

Gr 5-8--These two books offer light, friendly, and accessible approaches to health topics that tweens and teens care about. Readers are encouraged to eat a balance of healthy foods and exercise in Shape; the tone is fun and encouraging. Body includes coverage of gross topics (zits, warts, etc.), food, stress, and other general concerns. The photos and diagrams are bright and colorful, and go well with the text. Most similar series are dry, but these titles are colorful, conversational, and extremely teen centered. Quizzes and "Top Ten Tips" lists make them particularly helpful, though the format is more suitable for browsing than for research. Solid offerings.--Robin Henry, Wakeland High School, Frisco, TX

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