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Title:
A day without sugar
Author(s):
De Anda, Diane.
ISBN/ISSN:
1558857028
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Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Abstract:
Because ten-year-old Tito is at risk of developing diabetes like some of his relatives, Tia Sofia spends a day teaching him and his cousins about healthy, low-sugar or sugar-free treats.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 152600.
Language:
Parallel text in English and Spanish = Textos paralelos en inglés y español.
Pub Date:
Pinata Books, 2012.
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Summary

Tia Sofia's nieces and nephews love to spend the weekend at her house. She lets them camp out on mattresses and in sleeping bags in the living room, where they play games and watch TV in their pajamas. But best of all, they love eating at their aunt's house, because she s the best cook in the family. So the kids are sad to hear that this weekend is going to be sugar free. It turns out that cousin Tito is at risk of developing diabetes like his abuela and Tio Pedro. Tia Sofia tells them that on Saturday "we're going on a sugar hunt." The kids are confused, but she explains that they are going to find all of the sugar especially hidden sugar in their food. The next morning, their oatmeal doesn't have any added sugar, but each bowl has plump raisins and a naturally sweet surprise: strawberries, banana, peaches, peanut butter or cinnamon and vanilla. One taste and they scoop their bowls clean. At lunch, the sugar hunt continues. The kids learn that much of the food they eat without thinking contains sugar, like the catsup, mayonnaise and relish they usually put on their burgers. So, instead, they paint their hamburger buns yellow with mustard, pile on slices of fresh tomatoes from their aunt's garden, and bite into crunchy dill pickles. When their parents pick them up at the end of the day, they're all thrilled to see Tia Sofia holding a plate with a delicious surprise to take home: apple empanadas ... cooked without sugar, of course! In this bilingual picture book for children ages 7-10, cousins share time with family and learn fun and delicious ways to eat less sugar.


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Booklist Review

De Anda invites readers to explore issues surrounding health and nutrition in this accessible, bilingual picture book. After Tito learns that he could develop diabetes, his relatives help choose healthier foods. Tia Sofia proposes, let's go a whole day without sugar, and then she enthusiastically guides the children through a sugar hunt to reveal the hidden sugars in their everyday choices. Their hunt ends with some sugar they can all have a sweet kiss from Tia Sofia on the top of their heads. Though the message of sugar reduction can be didactic, this story is balanced by an underlying theme: a loving Latino family invested in bettering their health and well-being. This would pair nicely with Sofia and the Purple Dress / Sofia y el vestido morado (2012), by Diane Gonzalez Bertrand, and Alicia's Fruity Drinks / Las aguas frescas de Alicia (2012), by Lupe Ruiz-Flores, as part of a larger conversation on nutrition, health, families, and communities.--Zapata, Angie Copyright 2010 Booklist


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