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Children's Nonfiction Fitness & Exercise

See How We Move!

A First Book of Health and Well-Being

illustrated by Scot Ritchie

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
May 2018
Fitness & Exercise, Body, Mind & Spirit
Recommended Age
4 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
Recommended Reading age
4 to 7
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price

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Pedro, Yulee, Nick, Sally and Martin are excited! Tomorrow their swim team, the Flying Sharks, will be competing in the school meet. They've been working hard to train their bodies and minds in order to swim their best. Readers follow along as the team has one last practice with their coach at the neighborhood pool. Then it's off to the races on the big day! Along the way, the friends discover the benefits of physical fitness and learn about many important aspects of active, healthy living, such as: • setting goals and recognizing improvement • teamwork and respect for others • safety and equipment use • coping skills and developing confidence • nutrition as fuel • mind and body connections • and so much more!

As with all the titles in this nonfiction picture book series from award-winning Scot Ritchie, there's a lot of information presented here in a fun, engaging and colorful style. This introduction to physical and health education encourages children to form positive lifelong habits by emphasizing how physical fitness can be fun, social and rewarding. It's a great resource for the classroom concepts of “learning on the move” and “active academics,” which incorporate physical activities into everyday lessons. The book contains a table of contents, an index, a glossary of terms and a spread with ideas for active play.

About the author


Scot Ritchie est un auteur-illustrateur primé vivant à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il a illustré, et parfois écrit, plus de 40 livres pour enfants, dont Suivons la carte, Dis-moi pourquoi et There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Puck.


Scot Ritchie is an award winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver British Columbia. He has illustrated over 40 children's books, (some of which he also wrote) including Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here, Up, Up and Away and the Basics for Beginners series, Hockey, Baseball and Soccer.



Scot Ritchie's profile page


  • Winner, Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Cute pictures, an engaging story, and lots of facts---a good choice for STEM collections.


... a good introduction to keeping the mind and body active and healthy.

Kirkus Reviews

The language used in See How We Move! is very age-appropriate, and the characters are very relatable to young children.

CM Magazine

... has a lot of potential to motivate and teach children about things they would like to accomplish or try in their lives.

Resource Links

... a practical and valuable addition to any collection.

Quebec Library Association

Other titles by Scot Ritchie