Sunday, December 5, 2010

Be Healthy! Mavis Jukes and Lilian Cheung

Subtitle:  It's a Girl Thing:  Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great.  This is a great book that teaches about health in a fun way and how to incorporate good eating habits into your life.

Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers sent me a trade paperback of this book for review.  It is currently available at your local bookstore and was written for ages 10 and up.

The authors have done a good job of grouping the information they want to share and offering it in small "sound bites". (Maybe I should say "read bites"?)  It can be read straight through, or you can skip around.  Perhaps one chapter appeals to you more than another.  But I think the young ones will probably end up reading the whole book once they get started.

They can learn to read labels, how to keep food safe, and it offers suggestions for exercise and reasons for why they should.  All in a non-offensive way and done with enough facts to make it worth reading.  They even offer a Cactus plan...

Help fight child obesity by giving your child the tools they need to make a difference.  Visit your local bookshop and pick up a copy.

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