Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Review - Healthy Foods from A to Z


Healthy Foods from A to Z/Comida sana del la A a la Z

By: Stephanie Maze
Publisher: Moonstone Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9834983-1-5
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: August 20, 2012

Yum! Just a quick look through Healthy Foods from A to Z will make your mouth water. And a closer look will inspire both children and adults to get creative with nutritional foods and eat healthier!

In the ongoing battle to get kids to eat healthy, this new book hopes to encourage youngsters’ interest in healthy food by, in essence, playing with that food. And what child doesn’t like to play with their food? By arranging the food into faces, young readers will laugh, giggle, and wonder at all the interesting combinations of food that make up each entertaining face. From a hat made of collard greens to a nose made out of asparagus, it’s all here. Did you ever see a beard made out of mustard greens or bright yellow hair composed entirely of corn kernels? You will in this book as well as seeing many other funny, odd, yet intriguing uses for so many healthy foods.

As an added bonus, the pages are arranged in alphabetical order, with the foods for each page beginning with that letter (or in some cases letters). Each food is also listed in both English and Spanish to add a nice bilingual flavor to the book. At the back of the book are instructions on making your own healthy food face, additional healthy food projects as well as several pages for parents listing the foods outlined in the book and the benefits of each one.

Quill says: Tasty, delectable foods arranged in entertaining, funny, and creative faces will engage youngsters and get them interested in eating healthy foods.