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Growing Strong: A Book About Taking Care of Yourself
     

Growing Strong: A Book About Taking Care of Yourself

by Christina Goodings, Masumi Furukawa (Illustrator)
 

From staying clean and getting a good night's sleep to exercising and eating well, the basic aspects of leading a healthy life are all addressed in this informative look-and-learn picture book. Each image is accompanied by a brief caption that describes how simple tasks can help bodies and minds develop to their fullest potential.

Overview

From staying clean and getting a good night's sleep to exercising and eating well, the basic aspects of leading a healthy life are all addressed in this informative look-and-learn picture book. Each image is accompanied by a brief caption that describes how simple tasks can help bodies and minds develop to their fullest potential.

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"Colorful with great illustrations and informative, in a basic but interesting way."  —Times Educational Supplement

"Teaches in particular will find this excellent little book a useful teaching tool for increasing awareness of environmental issues."  —Write Away

Kirkus Reviews
This second outing by the team of Goodings and Furukawa turns the spotlight from care of the planet (Growing Green, 2008) to care of the self, with each spread focusing on a different aspect: eating right, keeping clean, mouth care, staying active and fit, using protective gear that suits the activity and weather, being careful, first aid and sleep. Unfortunately, many of the problems of their first title reoccur here. A solid target audience is hard to identify, since philosophical musings/questions and vocabulary such as "suitable" and "vital" follow sentences such as, "Nasties that can make you ill lurk on all kinds of things...." In addition, British spellings may throw new readers off--e.g., practise, skilful, cosy. The pastel-colored illustrations are appealing, but the captions are distracting and from a teacher's viewpoint problematic because even when they are complete sentences they lack a capital letter and period. Also, the cast of characters, while adorably rosy-cheeked, is overwhelmingly Caucasian with only three exceptions. Important information and good advice disappointingly presented. (Informational picture book. 5-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745961583
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby Rhymes and Bedtime BlessingsI Want to Know About Jesus, I Want to Know About the Bible, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Masumi Furukawa has illustrated numerous children’s books, including The Moon Followed Me Home, Prayers for the Very Young, and The Usborne Book of Poems for Little Children. They previously collaborated on Growing Green.

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