Designed to inspire children to stay active and healthy while introducing them to new vocabulary in two languages, this bilingual English/Spanish alphabet picture book features more than 200 colorful photographs with descriptive text of a variety of physical activities, sports, children's games, and problem-solving classroom exercises, as well as a glossary of health benefits for adults. Whether it's jumping with joy on a trampoline, flying kites on a breezy day, racing with friends in sleeping bags, rafting down rapids with family, or practicing karate kicks in class, exercise is key to one's health and well-being. Children and their parents will learn about the vast array of physical activities in the world today, as well as the importance of being active.
Stephanie Maze is a former photojournalist of 30 years whose work appeared in exhibits and publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Newsweek, the New York Times, People, the San Francisco Chronicle, Smithsonian Magazine, Time, and the Washington Post. She is the creator of the acclaimed I Want to Be . . . series of children’s books, including I Want to Be a Chef, I Want to Be an Engineer, and I Want to Be a Veterinarian. She is also the editor of Healthy Foods from A to Z. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.
"This simple yet visually powerful book will clearly help to instill a love of activity in children . . . and can help establish healthy patterns that will last into adulthood." —Dr. Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FAND, author, Cholesterol Down
"What a great book for children & adults alike! We all need to be active and this book encourages a variety of activities, transcending our traditional thoughts about exercise. Let’s get moving!" —Mary Edwards, MS, fitness director and professional fitness trainer, Cooper Fitness Center