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Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition Hardcover – January 20, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (January 20, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060274344
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060274344
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,435,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Rockwell (illustrator of My Spring Robin; On Show and Tell Day) serves up a simple but often bland introduction to nutrition. Watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations offer close-up views of a variety of foods and introduce a cast of smiling, wide-eyed kids whose comments (presented in balloons) supplement the facts in the text. The compositions are cheerful and sometimes playful, as when a boy dressed in a skeleton costume delivers a message about the value of calcium in building and "repairing" bones. The palette, unfortunately, is muted or shadowy, so that the pictured foods never look very appetizing. The author discusses such basics as the importance of eating a balanced diet, the process of digestion, sources of various vitamins and minerals, etc. She concludes with a handful of nutritious, carefully written, kid-friendly recipes. The only other hands-on aspect of the volume is a vaguely outlined experiment "to find out where fat is hiding," which entails rubbing foods (no specific varieties are suggested) on a piece of paper and examining it for grease stains the following day. Given the book's targeted audience, Rockwell has perhaps gone too far in streamlining her information; those above the beginning-reader level may well find the tone of both the art and the text (with the exception of the recipes) somewhat babyish. Ages 5-9.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3-This picture book about healthy eating begins at the beginning: food is necessary for one's well-being and it tastes good, too. Six categories of nutrients are introduced: carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Digestion is described, as is the Food Guide Pyramid. Five recipes are given at the end. The large, square format invites readers in, beginning with a bright watercolor scene of a hungry family: the dog is howling, the baby is crying in her high chair, the cranky boy is bringing in the bread, and the mother and father are doing what they can to get everyone fed. This double-page spread says much more than the four lines of descriptive text. Every bit of information is illustrated with a large or small picture, sometimes accompanied by labels or dialogue balloons. Pictures of healthy food are everywhere, prepared by and eaten with great enjoyment by a variety of people. There's an amazing amount of information packed into this inviting, clear, and valuable book.
Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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If I could easily rip that page out I would.
Mom of 2
This book is FANTASTIC. it is so useful to explain the importance of good diet and eating to a smart kid.
Bridget Marsh Insana
She got really excited about this book and seemed to love how the pictures illustrated the text.
Echo

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Echo on February 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I checked this book out of the library for my five-year old, and she loved it. She got really excited about this book and seemed to love how the pictures illustrated the text. There was this one particular set of pictures that referred to PROTEIN. The first picture showed a girl on the farm doing chores and talking about how protein helps you be stronger. In the background, there were the meat sources of protein: a cow, a lamb, a chicken, etc. On the next page, a couple of kids were next to a beanstalk, talking about other sources of protein--like beans. The pictures were very colorful and eye-pleasing and I loved how the author used word bubbles from the kids in the book to explain--in simple language and with everyday examples, what each nutritional component does for the body. She let the characters teach. In one part of the book, they put on costumes to show which vitamins do what! This book made it really easy for me to discuss the importance of eating right to my child, and--after six months--she still remembers things like, "eggs have protein in them and protein makes you strong!" [her words] There are simple recipes in the back, which we didn't test, but I look forward to trying them out once we get the book again. The only things about this book I didn't like was the lack of scientific activities, but I'm looking into other titles to supplement (like, Janice VanCleave), and a lack of "discussion starters". Otherwise, I think this book is a wonderful way to start your own discussions on healthy eating. One of the great things about smaller children is their need for repetition, so I'll get the chance to come up with a new discussion every time we read this book.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent reference book on nutrition for parentsand their children with accurate, well presented information.Children can begin to appreciate the importance of nutrition and the role it plays in maintaining their bodily function and performance.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mom of 2 on June 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I ordered the book online. It is colorful and does contain some really good information given in a way that kids are willing to read and discuss it. I am pleased it is detailed, discussing protein, vitamins and such. However, I was quite disappointed to see the old food pyramid. I thought by now that it wouldn't still be going into books about nutrition. If I could easily rip that page out I would. Frustrating
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Markovitz on July 29, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is very easy to understand for kids and helpful if you want them to understand why you want them to eat certain foods, it explains food groups, carbs, protein, etc on a level they can understand. I got very into nutrition and wanted a way for my 6 year old to understand it too.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ellen on July 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Well, this book was just great with the kids and that in itself is enough for me to recommend it. We had so much fun going through the book learning all about healthy eating habits. The pictures are darling and the text just captivated my four year old's attention. I would recommend this for any Mom! It also raises your awareness of what is healthy food.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Heather Swinigan on March 13, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We used this book as part of our homeschool curriculum. I did a unit on "Healthy Eating" for science. This book is great because it gives a lot of great information in a concrete format with great pictures! We read it all the way through once and then we went back and read certain pages as it related to the rest of our activities for the day!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By frisky2000 VINE VOICE on March 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book was published nearly 10 years ago, so yes, the food pyramid is outdated, but that aside, it contains the basic info needed to introduce children to the entire concept of how food is fuel for our bodies. The age group, 4-8, is pretty accurate, and as long as you modify the number of servings while reading this with youngsters, there is really nothing taken away from its content. With beautifully illustrated, bright and colorful pictures of all kinds of foods, the pages will turn quickly for your kids. My 4 year old liked telling her own story about the family eating around the table, while my older child enjoyed seeing how the "inside" of the body works to digest food. Adults might just learn a thing or two as well! This is most definitely recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tdbairs on April 12, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Got the book in plenty of time for my class project. Being an elementary school teacher in training I have lots of intergrated lesson plans to do and this book helped a lot.
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