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Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids

by Maya Ajmera, Victoria Dunning, Cynthia Pon, Melinda French Gates
     
 

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In this new title from The Global Fund for Children, readers learn the different ways kids from around the world can stay healthy. Photographs showcase children from Afghanistan washing their hands, a team of boys from Australia playing sports, a group of girls from Panama wearing their seatbelts. There are many ways kids can practice healthy living, no matter where

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In this new title from The Global Fund for Children, readers learn the different ways kids from around the world can stay healthy. Photographs showcase children from Afghanistan washing their hands, a team of boys from Australia playing sports, a group of girls from Panama wearing their seatbelts. There are many ways kids can practice healthy living, no matter where they live. In a foreword by Melinda French Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, readers are reminded that not all children are lucky enough to have access to clean water, or to receive vaccines regularly. Back matter includes further information about how to live healthy lives, and how kids can help to improve healthy living around the world so that more kids become healthy kids. With the establishment of programs like First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative which emphasizes the significance of focusing on children’s health issues around the world, HEALTHY KIDS is a welcome addition that will help increase awareness of this important issue.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Katie Worthy
This story’s upbeat tone encourages the reader to think about what to do to stay healthy and its wonderful photos depict children all over the world. The book begins “Healthy kids grow up strong, active, and ready to go,” and then describes what kids and adults in different cultures do to stay healthy. For example, the text says, “healthy kids need clean water to drink” while the photos feature a variety of children. One child drinks from a water fountain in Japan; another child uses a well in India; and a girl pours water from a bucket carried on her head in Ghana. The pictures provide a glimpse into cultures around the globe, showing the reader that healthy kids need food, clean bodies and teeth, homes, medical care and vaccinations, exercise, safety, and love from their families and communities. The text and photos make clear that no matter where they live, all children need love, care and support. The pictures allow readers to take a journey with the authors and learn about many other cultures, while showing the importance of making sure that people do what they must do to stay healthy. Some children might have trouble staying healthy where they live because access to clean water is limited. Children will learn that some basic needs are difficult to meet in some parts of the world. This is an eye-opening and informative story for both children and adults. Reviewer: Katie Worthy; Ages 4 to 7.
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—This book contains full-color photographs of children from around the world practicing healthy habits. The emphasis is on good food, clean water, safe homes, proper medical care, and family/community support. The outstanding photographs are clean and crisp and set against vibrantly hued backgrounds. An introduction by Melinda Gates explains that while all children still do not have access to everything they need, progress is being made. An afterword details all the things needed to be a healthy child and offers suggestions for how youngsters can make a contribution to achieve a better world both in their own community and around the globe. Good for browsing and as a discussion starter.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
Kirkus Reviews
Ajmera's To Be a Kid (with co-author and photographer John D. Ivanko, 1999) focused on kids the world over engaged in play; in a similar format, this latest examines what children need in order to stay healthy. Eye-catching photos are the centerpiece of this book. Each spread lists one thing that healthy kids need--"Healthy kids need clean water to drink"--while the labeled photographs show several children from different countries and how that need is met for them: A child drinks from a water fountain in Japan, and another uses a pump well in India; in Ghana, a girl pours water from a bucket carried atop her head. Healthy kids also need good food, clean bodies and teeth, a place to use the bathroom, a home, medical care and vaccinations, exercise, protection from the elements, safety gear such as seat belts and helmets, and most of all, loving families and communities. A multicolored world map highlights the countries mentioned, and backmatter explains how, in some areas of the world, those needs are difficult to meet and what kids, no matter where they live, can do to make sure they stay healthy. When this is paired with the likes of David J. Smith's This Child, Every Child (illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong, 2011), readers will learn not only what kids need, but just how many kids lack these basic necessities. An attractive introduction to the topic. (Informational picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607345978
Publisher:
Charlesbridge
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Maya Ajmera is the founder of The Global Fund for Children. She is the co-author of several Global Fund for Children books, including FAITH, GLOBAL BABIES, CHILDREN OF THE U.S.A., and CHILDREN FROM AUSTRALIA TO ZIMBABWE. Victoria Dunning is the vice president of programs for The Global Fund for Children. Cynthia Pon worked for many years as the director of Global Fund for Children Books and is the co-author of several books, including FAITH, CHILDREN OF THE U.S.A., and others.

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