SERIES MADE SIMPLE

Caution in the Kitchen!: Germs, Allergies, and Other Health Concerns

. 9781467794732. ea vol: 32p. (Healthy Eating). further reading. glossary. index. photos. Lerner. 2016. lib. ed. $26.65.
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Gr 2–5—This series aims to inform children about nutritional issues and encourage healthy and diverse food selections. Various topics are covered, including the five food groups, veganism, and food safety. The format is eye-catching, the large, highly readable text complemented by captioned color photographs. A "Try This" section at the end of each book provides different ways students can get invested in their nutritional health by offering tips like checking expiration dates and keeping a food journal, along with mini-recipe ideas. "Fun Facts" provide additional tidbits on vitamins.
VERDICT A simple yet engaging look at food and nutrition for elementary-age readers.
In each volume, four or five short chapters give a casual introduction to very basic nutritional concepts. Each brightly colored page contains two or three beginning-reader-pitched sentences, color photographs with boxed captions, and generous open space. Appended to each volume is a suggested activity (such as keeping a food log and preparing an unfamiliar food) and a few random "Fun Facts." Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. Review covers the following Lightning Bolt Books: Healthy Eating titles: Caution in the Kitchen!, Taste Something New!, What's on My Plate?, and Why Doesn't Everyone Eat Meat?.

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