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Children's Literature - Bobbie Lowe
Meats and protein are an important part of the food pyramid and a healthy balanced diet. This book helps explain to children the different kinds of proteins that are out there to eat, why they are healthy, how much of a protein to eat, and what people around the world eat as their meat selection. The first things I like about this book is that it is color coded with the food pyramid. All the children pictured are wearing purple (the protein color of the pyramid) and the book really helps connect the text to learning about the food pyramid. I also like how there are pictures of the content to help children connect to what they have seen and what they are reading. This book also discusses why your body needs protein, how it helps your body, and how much your body needs to eat each day. Another important aspect that is book addresses is vegetarians. It explains what a vegetarian is and how they can still get the protein they need to have a healthy body. I would use this book to accompany any food pyramid lesson or healthy eating unit. Reviewer: Bobbie Lowe
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–In a superhero suit that features the internal organs of the upper body, Slim Goodbody introduces the groups of the U.S. Food Pyramid. Information includes the different varieties of food found around the world, the path from nature to plate, health benefits and recommended daily servings, and acknowledgment of other dietary recommendations. The sensibility of the series is like that of an educational television show, with children dressed in T-shirts picturing the featured food sharing hosting duties with Slim, and the occasional singsong rhyme, such as the one in Dairy: “I think it’s amazing/How milk in your glass/Starts out in a field,/With a cow munching grass.” There is a picture glossary instead of a textual one, which is fine for “avocado” and “eggplant,” but not so much for “kohlrabi” and “falafel.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778750598
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Slim Goodbody's Nutrition Edition
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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