Are You Serious??? Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog

Friday, August 28, 2009.

Flabby Cat and Slobby DogAuthor: Jeanne Willis (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Tony Ross (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Andersen Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9780761351511

Unrealistically scrawny pop culture ideals, issues of acceptance and fears of unhealthy body image have made fitness and healthy eating tricky issues to address. This brazenly British picture book pulls no punches about the dangers of the couch potato lifestyle.

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Comment by Jules

August 28, 2009 @ 9:40 am

Sounds intriguing. I’ve put it on hold at my library. Love Tony Ross’ illustration work.

Comment by christine tripp

September 8, 2009 @ 10:12 am

I LOVE this book, it’s message and the hilarious illustrations!
I really am always confused by North America’s unwillingness to address, out loud, obesity. We don’t have the same problems with addressing other unhealthy choices, such as smoking or drinking, when in fact, excessive weight causes more health issues and related deaths then the other two.
We really must get a grip on what we are feeding to our children and ourselves now a days. Between fast food and not allowing children out to play anymore, childhood asthma and obesity are on the rise.
Not to worry that this sort of straight talk will cause Anoxetia, as that is one of the many faces of depression. Teaching proper food choice, paracticing proper eating habits at home and promoting out door play and activity could never be a negative thing.
I just wish there were more books like this one!
Thanks for taking the risk and promoting this book guys!

Comment by christine tripp

September 8, 2009 @ 10:17 am

GAD, my spelling without spell check is terrible!!!!
“Anorexia” !!!!
Also, should of included the massive rise of childhood type 2 diabeties to the list, thanks to our fast food/junk food culture.

Comment by Just One More Book!!

September 8, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for this book and it’s essence. And thanks for listening!

Comment by tanita

September 21, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

I’ve seen NHS (National Health Service) posters here in the UK that use characters that look like this. It’s definitely an in-your-face British kind of thing to say.

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