Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The ABC’s of Health by Peter Alderman –NO

Alderman, Peter The ABC’s of Health Flowerpot Press (Kamula), 2015. $7.99 NON-FICTION/PICTURE BOOK
This book is an A-Z list of healthy foods (mostly) that are told in rhyming form. Big bright illustrations include interesting related facts and show excited children enjoying healthy behaviors and foods.
This book doesn’t quite work for me, as its mostly just random foods, so it doesn’t really work for a lesson about a balanced diet. There are some redundancies as well, like Oranges being featured as the letter O but also as J for juice.  Interspersed are about 5 or so non-food items, which doesn’t flow well. The illustrations are actually pretty cute, especially the dog.                                                                      
EL(K-3) –NO  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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