PreS-Gr. 2. Like other titles in the Healthy Eating with MyPyramid series, this book encourages young children to make positive food choices. Full-page, full-color photographs show children of many ages and ethnicities enjoying healthy snacks. The minimal text, which could easily be tackled by somewhat older elementary students still working on basic reading skills, explains that snacks help fuel the body. All nutritional information in this series reflects the USDA's new MyPyramid teaching tool, which is prominently displayed throughout the book. Appended are more snack ideas, a glossary, a bibliography, and a note about the Internet search site -FactHound, which will "fetch" additional sites on this topic. These high-quality illustrations and basic words offer an alternative to commercials, magazines, and movies, that show the hyperconsumption of junk food. Kathy BroderickCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Mari Schuh is the author of more than 130 nonfiction books for children, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She has written numerous articles for daily newspapers and has presented at the West Virginia Book Festival. Mari lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joe, and their house rabbit, Kindle.