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Captain Fit book

The Amazing Captain Fit:
A Web Comic

Story Time!

Shreve Memorial Library
Wallette Branch Library
363 North Hearne Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103

April 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.


Theme: Exercise

The Stories:

Wallie Exercises by Steve Ettinger and illustrated by Pete Proctor
(For ages 4 to 8 years old.)  

Wallie is a great dog, but he has gotten too lazy and overweight. His boy takes him on an adventure to get fit. They meet an elephant, who teaches Wallie how to exercise and still have fun.   

Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin.
(For ages 3 to 6 years old.)

In this book, a cute dog teaches us many different and interesting stretches. By following along with this puppy dog, we will stretch our muscles and become more limber.

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
(For ages 4 to 8 years old.)

Animals need to exercise, too. This book shows us how animals get fit. Follow along with them, and you will get fit, too.  

The Activity:

The kids will learn that exercise can be fun. They will stretch and move along with the animals featured in the above stories. Then, the librarian will lead them in a series of imaginary sports, like rock climbing, swimming, and baseball. Last, the kids will dance to Alvin & the Chipmunks.

More Information:

Katherine Ellender
Children’s Librarian
Shreve Memorial Library, Wallette Branch
(318) 425-3630

Deidra Woodson
LSU Health Sciences Center Medical Library
Metadata & Digitization Librarian



Health-related children's stories will be regularly featured on this website. These stories have been read by LSU Health Shreveport medical librarians and are recommended to teach young children about developing healthy habits.




Captain Fit book

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