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Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems
Contributor(s): Lin, Grace, Mckneally, Ranida T., Zong, Grace (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1580895905     ISBN-13: 9781580895903
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc
    OUR PRICE: $15.30  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: June 2016
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Annotation: An introduction to the science of food, the food groups and the qualities of a healthy meal answers basic questions in a sequence of haiku poems and Q&A entries. Co-written by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Food; Juvenile literature.
Nutrition; Juvenile literature.
Diet; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Health & Daily Living | Diet & Nutrition
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Cooking & Food
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry
Dewey: 613.2
LCCN: 2015020212
Lexile Measure: 860
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 9.00" W x 0.25" (1.08 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 183354
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 May)

Gr 3–4—Simple haiku offers a light accompaniment to colorful pages introducing the five food groups and the benefits of nutritional eating. Each of the five groups is broken into topics within the subject—"What is a fruit?," "What makes fruit sweet?," and so on. Bright, cartoonlike acrylics depict a diverse group of children exploring the natural world of food (an orange grove, a vegetable plot). Aligned to the side of each spread, an opening haiku and a chatty, readable paragraph provide further information. The cheerful and informative whole will delight classroom teachers and parents who homeschool alike—a neat, vibrant shopping cart full of attractively packaged explanations on food, diet, nutrition, and health (plus a word to the wise on why beans are "gassy"!). This work is simpler than Kim Etingoff's textbookish On My Plate: Building a Healthy Diet with the 5 Food Groups and DK's colorful, more detailed Are You What You Eat?VERDICT This title will slip gently into the curriculum with nary a bit of fat or gristle to be seen.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

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