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Children's Nonfiction Cooking & Food

See What We Eat!

A First Book of Healthy Eating

illustrated by Scot Ritchie

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Category
Cooking & Food, Diet & Nutrition, Farm & Ranch Life
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771386180
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $21.24

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7

Description

Yulee and her four friends --- Nick, Pedro, Sally and Martin --- are taking a trip to her aunt's farm to pick apples and make an apple crisp for a potluck harvest dinner. Yum! But first, Aunt Sara gives the friends a tour of the whole farm, where they learn what it means to eat balanced meals, why eating local food matters and all that goes into getting food from farm to table. Who knew there was so much to learn about what we eat? It makes everything taste better!

Award-winning author and illustrator Scot Ritchie uses accessible and entertaining language and familiar characters from his other books to encourage young children to make healthy choices about what they eat. Each stop on the farm tour introduces a basic food group: the field of wheat and oats for grains, the garden for vegetables, the henhouse for protein, the barn for dairy and the orchard for fruit. Ritchie's cheerful, busy illustrations invite children to look closer at the details. This is a terrific book for a science or health lesson to broaden young children's understanding of healthy eating and why local food matters. The potluck dinner includes a multicultural group of neighbors and provides opportunities for discussions about community involvement. There is an apple crisp recipe at the end of the story. Also provided are a table of contents and glossary.

About the author

 

Scot Ritchie est un auteur-illustrateur primé vivant à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il a illustré, et parfois écrit, plus de 40 livres pour enfants, dont Suivons la carte, Dis-moi pourquoi et There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Puck.

 

Scot Ritchie is an award winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver British Columbia. He has illustrated over 40 children's books, (some of which he also wrote) including Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here, Up, Up and Away and the Basics for Beginners series, Hockey, Baseball and Soccer.

 

 

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Editorial Reviews

... a good addition for young families that enjoy growing their own vegetables or cooking at home.

CM Magazine

Primary grade teachers and parents will appreciate this positive story of the origin of food.

School Library Journal

... a wonderful resource for primary classrooms, or for parents and caregivers who want to encourage youngsters to make healthy eating a habit.

Canadian Children's Book News

A solid nutritional primer that is sure to get mouths watering for healthy food ...

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