MBR Reviews Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness

Midwest Book Review – Children’s Bookwatch, November 1, 2011 (The Health Shelf)
“Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness” is the second book in a series titled the Life of Shouty, a saga about a being who “goes from overweight and overwhelmed to fit and focused.” Written in inspirational, piquant verse and filled with large, colorful cartoon-like illustrations, “Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness” is characterized by very familiar dilemmas facing a junk food eater who strives for better, healthier choices in his life. Although Shouty has a faintly alien cone-head-like appearance, this trait is somehow endearing, and readers will identify with his battles with his personified midnight junk food cravings. “Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness” is a quirky manual to self empowerment and improved health. “Life of Shouty” may be written for a young audience, but its appeal will cross generation boundaries.

Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness Among Best In Family-Friendly Products

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for MCA’s Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families. The latest book in the Life of Shouty® Series–Food & Fitness–now joins the list of best in class.

An esteemed panel of judges, which includes Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc., is bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using. We are proud to announce the book Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness has been honored by this distinguished award!

Infomat Learning adds Life of Shouty: Good Habits

Infomat Learning added Life of Shouty: Good Habits to its list of children’s books that provide “lessons in building character, and staying healthy, happy and safe.”

Infomat Learning is an educational guide for parents “who want to help their child succeed in school and in life, but are unsure where to start and how to help.”

To find other titles in the same category as Life of Shouty: Good Habits, visit http://www.infomat.com/learning/character.htm.

Boys Read Shouty

Shouty is on the list of Best Books at BoysRead.org!

Boys Read is an organization of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers whose mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers. Thank you Boys Read for honoring Shouty in this way!

If you’d like to learn more about the important work of this organization, please visit boysread.org.

Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Life of Shouty: Good Habits Among Best In Family-Friendly Products

Life of Shouty: Good Habits is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education and media experts as well as parents, children, librarians, producers, business professionals, authors, and others.

A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, and professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

We are proud to announce the book Life of Shouty: Good Habits by NeonSeon has been honored by this distinguished award!

Feathered Quill Reviews Life of Shouty: Good Habits

Feathered Quill Book Reviews – Ellen Feld, April 2010
Shouty has a problem – he loves to procrastinate, is lazy, and his favorite sport is watching TV. Will he be able to change his bad habits?

In the charming new book, Life of Shouty: Good Habits, the reader is introduced to a lovable young man named Shouty. Shouty has all sorts of bad habits, from not cleaning his room to forgetting to floss. Noting Shouty’s unpleasant lifestyle, a very wise man gives him some great advice, “Practice good habits the rest of your life.” Unfortunately, like so many of his peers, Shouty thinks he can be lazy now, and deal with fixing his bad habits later. But “later” has a way of creeping up on a person and soon, Shouty is drowning in a sea of bad practices.

“Priorites? Please! ‘I’ll do it tomorrow.’”

But then Shouty realized,

“Life overwhelmed him like Kilimanjaro.”

Shouty finally understands that he needs to change his life, but how?

“An effort was made, but the pull was great.
Bad habits teased and lured him with bait.”

Life of Shouty: Good Habits teaches children, in a very gentle and effective way, the consequences of bad decisions. Through the use of rhymes, young readers will quickly be drawn into the story and perhaps see a bit of themselves in the main character. They’ll see how Shouty had great plans for his life but because of his bad habits, his life was going to waste. Children will learn how important it is to have good habits and what they have to do to maintain them (Shouty keeps a list of goals).

The illustrations in this book are very simple, much like those you’d find in a comic book. Indeed, the author/illustrator originally created Shouty as a comic strip for a high school newspaper. With bright, bold colors, uncluttered backgrounds and an ability to portray each emotion via Shouty’s face, the author conveys his message perfectly.

Quill says: Shouty teaches children (and adults!) an important lesson about the tribulations of bad habits.

MBR reviews Life of Shouty: Good Habits

Midwest Book Review – Children’s Bookwatch, March 1, 2010 (Reviewer’s Choice)
“Life of Shouty: Good Habits” is author NeonSeon’s answer to the couch potato syndrome. Shouty is someone we all recognize, a procrastinator. Will he manage to face his inactivity and decisionlessness and begin a positive constructive life with new good habits? Not without a struggle, embellished and emblazoned by the blunt, comic strip art of NeonSeon which does more than poke fun at Shouty. In fact, art (by NeonSeon) mirrors Shouty, and it’s both painful and scary. Yes, Shouty can take charge, accept responsibility, and change, and it is worth the effort. “Life of Shouty: Good Habits” is aimed at a juvenile audience age 8 and up, but adults will like it too.