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I Get So Hungry by Bebe Moore Campbell

I Get So Hungry

by Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Bates (Illustrator)

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In this story a little girl gets hungry all the time. She has two good friends but is teased by a boy in her class. When she sees the changes her overweight teacher is making she is motivated to do something about her own weight.
  VLYNNEREESE | Feb 18, 2016 |
This book is about childhood obesity. This story is told about Nikki and how with the help of a teacher she was able to change her need for food. This story was very strong. I think this would be the perfect story to read for any grade level. ( )
  achatela | Apr 24, 2013 |
This book is about a little girl, named Nikki, who is an overeater, just like her mother. She uses food to make herself feel better. When her teacher, Mrs. Patterson, goes on a diet she decides that she would like to make a change in her life, but her mother won't buy her healthy food. Her teacher convinces her that she can be healthy, despite her mother's unhealthy habits. She begins walking with her teacher and eating less food. When her mother sees the changes in Nikki and Mrs. Patterson she decides to make a change also and begins to exercise with Nikki. I think this is a wonderful book for young children with weight problems and their families to read together. ( )
  Elizabeth1977 | Jun 9, 2011 |
When her teacher suffers health problems because of her weight, Nikki, who is always getting teased about her size, decides she wants to live a healthier lifestyle.
  marybetha | Jun 2, 2009 |
K-Gr 3- Nikki, a young African American, her mother, and her teacher all have problems with their weight. When her teacher has a health scare due to her obesity, Nikki is motivated to change her habits. She sees Mrs. Patterson walking the perimeter of the schoolyard each day and decides to join her. When she doubts that her mother will buy the healthy foods that her teacher has started eating, the woman suggests that Nikki eat smaller portions and be more active. What is particularly inspiring about this book is the strength of this child and her ability to take control of her life, despite some resistance from her mom. Children will identify with Nikki; she is a realistically drawn character with a self-deprecating sense of humor, and she sneaks potato chips from her desk when she is sad. But when kids make fun of her, her friends step forward, a response widely recommended by many anti-bullying programs. This excellent book gives readers an example of a constructive response to a challenging social situation. Words are carefully chosen, never preachy. The watercolor illustrations add dimension and details to the text. A useful book on an important topic.-Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME ( )
  robynr | Aug 30, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399243119, Hardcover)

Beloved author Bebe Moore Campbell?s last book shines light on childhood obesity.

Once Nikki starts eating, it?s hard for her to stop. She snacks when she is upset, angry or bored. But when her teacher, Mrs. Patterson, is taken to the hospital because of her weight, Nikki realizes that she wants to live a healthier lifestyle. She and Mrs. Patterson work together to help each other succeed, and Nikki even convinces her mom to get involved and exercise too.

Acclaimed author Bebe Moore Campbell said she wrote this as she felt strongly about the worth and necessity of this story. She hoped to touch kids and parents and help them make changes in their lives. Amy Bates? charming illustrations bring to life this important story of one young girl?s struggle with weight gain, an all-too-familiar problem for children today.

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When her teacher suffers health problems because of her weight, Nikki, who is always getting teased about her size, decides she wants to live a healthier lifestyle.

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