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Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship Paperback – February 14, 2012
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The story centers around Jimmy, who doesn't want to eat healthy food until he meets the Paleo Pals and embarks on an adventure in their carrot rocket ship, during which he learns why some ingredients in processed foods are bad for him (high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, etc.) and why organically grown fresh, whole foods like vegetables and fruit are good.
Readers need to be aware that it is promoting a specific diet and one thing I didn't care for (even though I do agree with the benefits of the paleo way of eating) is that the book presents people who don't adopt this lifestyle in such a negative way. The food processing plant is presented as evil as it spews a black cloud of pollution into the air. The Paleo Pals take Jimmy to a playground where kids who don't eat "paleo" are depicted as lethargic, sick, sad, unable to do well at anything, and are even aggressive and angry while those who do eat "paleo" are kind, energetic, successful, and happy as if eating paleo is the only factor that makes a child nice or not; successful or not.
While it does make a point about the effects processed foods and chemicals they contain can have on children, it seemed preachy, especially for a children's book since children tend to take things literally when presented with that kind of information.Read more ›
As a Paleo Mom, I'm always looking for a way to "sell" healthy ways to my two kids. It's coming from this background, that we bought this book for our 3 and 6 year old. The three superheroes, the carrot rocket ship and comic book feel appeal to my my kids.
The book frames real food choices as normal and fun, not depriving. We plan to share the book with our son's grandparents and school class.
The book does not offer explanation as to what "Paleo" is. This is an opportunity to A) discuss where the name "Paleo" comes from or B) simply refer to the foods as "real" foods, and get into why they are called "Paleo Pals" at a later time.
The clear association is made between non-Paleo foods and overt illness and behavioral problems. While our family doesn't experience dramatic malices, the book opened the door to discussing how processed foods have effected us. We as parents, are choosing the most healthy and "super" lives for ourselves. "Paleo Pals is helping to get our kids on board the carrot rocket shop, too!
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What a great way to introduce young children to the Paleo Diet.Published 4 months ago by C. Schaufele
My sisters kids love this book, it really helps kids understand about healthy food choices in an easy to understand format.Published 21 months ago by Katie
IIf your trying to get your kids to eat healthier, Sarah does a phenomenal job getting them excited through this adventurous book!Published on May 9, 2013 by Mindy
I bought this book while at Paleo FX in Austin. I brought it home and read it to my three kids (ages 9, 6 and 6) at bedtime and they absolutely loved it. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Sam Hirsch
This book is full of fantastic pictures and tells an adventurous story about three children who live the Paleo lifestyle. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Cheri C.
I loved the format! It was very easy for my children to understand. It's a great way to explain food choices to your children and healthy benefits when you eat healthy foods!Published on March 4, 2013 by Yvette Aiello
Really sweet story that is easy for kids to follow and that excites them along the way. It really simplifies paleo and makes it fun, for the adults too! Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by ChristyA
"Paleo Kids" is a wonderful book. The story is wonderful, the drawings are wonderful, the recipes are wonderful (although i disagree with some of the choice of ingredients, but... Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by William A. Mcnichols