They Call Me Fat Zoe
Helping Children and Families Overcome Obesity
by Dr. Don Martin, Dr. Magy Martin
and Dr. Paige Krabill
illustrated by Kathy Voerg
Told from the point of view of an overweight puggle puppy, They Call Me Fat Zoe chronicles the journey of a dog and her young master toward a healthier lifestyle. The authors have worked with thousands of obese adults and children through over thirty years of practice and here they use a dose of doggy humor to tackle this timely issue. The book covers dietary and behavioral changes necessary to create a healthy growing environment for the whole family.
The colorful illustrations and simple, direct message encourage obese children, their parents, schools and healthcare professionals to take action to conquer this serious and prevalent problem.
"...conveys the story's straighforward lesson—that educators, parents and
kids need to be proactive about eating the right foods and incorporating exercise
into their lives."
— School Library Journal
Dr. Don Martin has been a licensed psychologist in private practice for over thirty years, specializing in neuropsychology and family systems. He holds a Master’s Degree from Radford University, Virginia and a Ph.D from North Texas State University. Don is coordinator of the school counseling graduate program at Youngstown State University in Ohio and a fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association.
Dr. Magy Martin is a clinical psychologist in private practice and with her husband, Don, has written over sixty research articles and four books. She received her Ed.D from the University of Tulsa and her Masters Degree from Colorado State University. She is a former teacher and principal. Magy and Don reside in Youngstown, Ohio.
Dr. Paige Krabill has been a licensed school psychologist and director of special education services for several school districts. She is on the faculty of Cappella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Krabill holds a Psy.D. from Miami Institute of Psychology. She lives in Minneapolis.
Kathy Voerg, a graduate of Pratt Institute, is a freelance illustrator. She resides just outside of New York City in Rutherford, New Jersey.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7x8, 48 pages, 26 Color Illustrations
LC #2011928852, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-377-5 (pb), $9.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-424-6 (eBook), $9.95