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Ultimate Kids' Guide to Being Super Healthy: What You Need To Know About Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, Hygiene, Stress, Screen Time, and More (Paperback)
Attention all grown-ups! Kids have questions! Now they’ll have answers.
Kids of all ages have some important questions about how their bodies work—and why their parents and other adults have some strong ideas on what needs to get done every day in order to stay healthy. Children often hear:
“No more screen time!” “Eat your vegetables!” "You can't have cookies for dinner!" “You need to take your medicine!” “Wash your hands! With soap!” “It’s getting late! Get ready for bed!!”
In this book, Dr. Nina L. Shapiro embarks on an amazing journey through the body as it gets fed, protected, exercised, cleaned, energized, and rested. Each chapter provides kids with age-appropriate explanations and illustrations that address their very good questions about their bodies and health with solid (and fun!) science-based answers. By receiving an in-depth understanding of what it means to be healthy, strong, clean, rested, and energized, kids will soon be able to make smart decisions on their own.
The human body is incredible, and the science behind how our bodies work, how the world affects our bodies, and how our bodies affect the world around us is pretty cool, too.
About the Author
Dr. Nina L. Shapiro has been taking care of children for more than two decades, and they have asked some excellent questions throughout the years. Most of the time, she has a pretty good answer, but sometimes she gets stumped. She is professor and surgeon at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and is the Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her own children, who are stuck with two surgeon parents at the dinner table each night. She is the author of Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child and HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice: How To Tell What’s Real and What’s Not, which was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2018.
"Perfect for any kid who wants to know the what, why, and how behind staying healthy. Dr. Nina Shapiro is more than a beloved doctor, she’s become a leading voice in translating complicated medical information into accessible, actionable advice. Now she’s done it again, this time for kids!" —Dr. Cara Natterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Care and Keeping of You and the Guy Stuff series
"This book empowers kids to learn about their bodies and take charge of their health . . . and will probably teach their parents a few things, too!" —Ari Brown, MD, bestselling author of Baby 411 book series
"In engaging and child-friendly language, Dr. Nina Shapiro describes how the human body works, how to take care of it, and why it’s essential to do so. This excellent book teaches elementary-aged children how their bodies work while giving parents a welcome primer that answers their questions. I wish I had this book on my shelf when my kids were growing up!” —Susan Kaiser Greenland, bestselling author of The Mindful Child and Mindful Games
"The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to Being Super Healthy is an accessible health manual for kids of any age. . . . Dr. Shapiro offers detailed information in an easy-to-read guide while keeping the tone of this book supportive, flexible, and fun. All kids—and their parents, too!—can learn something from this book." —Charlotte H. Markey, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University and author of The Body Image Book for Girls and The Body Image Book for Boys (forthcoming 2022)
"This guide is exactly what every kid asks, with answers every parent wants to know. From snacks to screens, sleep to shots, and everything in between, Dr. Nina Shapiro makes it super easy to be super healthy. She covers it all in this fun, fact-filled, easy-to-read and hard-to-argue-about guide that kids (and parents!) will enjoy." —Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, award-winning and bestselling author of What to Feed Your Baby
"Using her warm, down-to-earth, and often humorous style, Dr. Nina Shapiro gives kids the real answers that parents often lack in responding to 'Whyyyyyyy?' when it comes to self-care. How I wish I had this book when I was raising my kids! It is invaluable and essential to every parent’s and child’s library for reference over and over again." —Betsy Brown Braun, child development and behavior specialist, bestselling author of Just Tell Me What to Say and You’re Not the Boss of Me