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Title:
What's so yummy? : all about eating well and feeling good
Author(s):
Harris, Robie H.
ISBN/ISSN:
0763636320
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Series:
Let's talk about you and me

Let's talk about you and me.
Abstract:
Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer's market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare for a picnic, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in health.
Pub Date:
Candlewick Press, 2014.
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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Robie H. Harris is the trusted and highly acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including It's Perfectly Normal, It's So Amazing!, and It's NOT the Stork!, essential guides for children on bodies, babies, families, and health. She is also the author of the first three books in the Let's Talk About YOU and ME series. She lives in New York City.

Nadine Bernard Westcott is the illustrator of more than a hundred books, including the first three books in the Let's Talk About YOU and ME series. She lives in Massachusetts.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

In this large-format picture book, a biracial family chooses their food at a community garden, a farmers' market, and a supermarket. Eventually, tired and hungry, the parents and children stop to refresh themselves by eating and drinking healthy items. They return home, where they prepare foods together before going to the park for a delicious, nutritious picnic. Along the way, the main text discusses topics related to wholesome eating and feeling good. Speech balloons on every double-page spread carry the children's dialogue. From an informational standpoint, the sound text makes clear that not every family or person eats the same kind of food, and it even ventures into the issue of food allergies. Including a wide variety of people in the backgrounds, Westcott's digital line-and-wash illustrations are clearly delineated, cheerful, and appealing. While neither the text nor the artwork break new ground, this picture book will be a useful addition to school and public-library collections.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The racially blended family from the previous books in Harris and Westcott's Let's Talk About You and Me series model responsible shopping and healthy eating habits as they buy groceries for a picnic. The enthusiastic brother and sister describe their food-oriented activities while Harris explains the connection between what one eats and how one feels. The dialogue tends to be more didactic than realistic ("I bet if I eat some blueberries and yogurt or some carrots and hummus, I won't be tired or hungry anymore"), but readers may still take the cue to try some new foods. Ages 2-5. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-While the digital illustrations tell the story of a racially mixed family's active day (walking and cycling to the community garden, farmer's market, and grocery store before making lunch and preparing food for an afternoon picnic), text and speech bubbles from siblings Gus and Nellie provide the information about healthy foods and how they affect our bodies. Joined in all of the public settings with a multicultural background cast, smiles abound within and around the family unit, equating the act of making good food choices with family togetherness and fun. This genial positivism, along with the wide variety of featured foods (smartly labeled to provide new things to point out during repeat readings) makes for a fine resource for promoting a healthy lifestyle.-Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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