Obesity in children is increasing at an alarming rate. With parents working harder and technology making entertainment less physical and more mental, children—even at a very young age— are sitting at computers, playing video games, or watching TV or movies instead of being active. But children’s book author, Anna Lee Everhart, is trying to do her part in affecting a change. According to the website www.stop-childhood-obesity.com obesity affects between 16 to 33 percent of children and adolescents, and over the past 30 years, the obesity rate for children ages 2 to 5 has more than doubled. Everhart, who is a Kindermusik teacher, writer, and mother of two, knows from experience that music and stories can get kids moving and playing. She focuses her creative work on writing stories that will get kids running, dancing, jumping—exercise!—and away from sedentary activities.