12 Days of Richard Simmons

Penguin Workshop. Oct. 2022. 48p. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780593520598.
Gr 1-4–Fans of Simmons’s Sweating to the Oldies, and other fitness videos will be excited about this holiday book. It follows the format of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” starting with “On the first day of Fitness, my true love sent to me... A Healthy Way to Start the Day!” Readers will find entertaining the items from Simmons’s previous fitness programs woven throughout the anthem. Humorous photographs and catchy phrases can be found all through the book, which ends with the inspirational message, “Work hard, take care of yourself, and you’ll be just fine.” This may inspire longtime fans, as well as new fans, to learn to enjoy a fit and healthy lifestyle.
VERDICT Not recommended for libraries. This quick read is a novelty gift for Richard Simmons fans.

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