Sunday, November 16, 2014
Book Review - What's So Yummy? All About Eating Well and Feeling Good
About the Book
Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris introduces preschoolers to the pleasures of eating healthy, being active, and feeling good.
Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake can’t wait to go on a picnic! In the morning the family heads to their community garden, then to the farmer’s market and the grocery store to gather vegetables, fruit, meat, and other fresh and delicious foods. Readers follow them through the day as they go home to prepare, cook, and pack up the goodies, then cap their day by eating a yummy meal in the park and flying a kite together. Funny, accessible, family-filled illustrations; conversations between Gus and Nellie; and matter-of-fact text combine to show young children how food fuels our bodies — and help them see how healthy eating and drinking, and being active, can make them feel their best for a day full of fun.
My Take on the Book
This book is one in a series of books written to assist parents in answering questions raised by young children. I feel the story does an excellent job showing children the importance of making healthy food choices. The family in the story uses a garden, farmer's market and grocery story to purchase the food for a picnic. The information written is perfect for a child in preschool to maybe first grade.
The author also discusses food allergies. The two that are examples are peanuts and gluten. There are alternatives given within the text which would assist the reader to answer other questions that may arise.
This is a perfect story to initiate a discussion about healthy food choices. You and your child could do some meal planning together and maybe the grocery shopping for the items you need after reading this book.
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