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Grow Strong!: A book about healthy habits
Contributor(s): Meiners, Cheri J., Allen, Elizabeth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1631980858     ISBN-13: 9781631980855
Publisher: Free Spirit Pub
    OUR PRICE: $10.80  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: May 2016
Annotation: "Teaches children how to take care of their bodies and develop self-care habits. Discusses health topics such as diet, exercise, sleep, social activity, and emotional health. Includes back matter for caregivers, educators, and parents."--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Health behavior; Juvenile literature.
Hygiene; Juvenile literature.
Physical fitness; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Health & Daily Living
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: 613
LCCN: 2015043598
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Being the Best Me!
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 11.00" W x 0.25" (0.50 lbs) 35 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

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

K-Gr 2—This latest installment of the series discusses how children can make healthy choices with their families and develop positive habits as they grow. The book takes a broad view on health, discussing healthy eating, exercise, drinking water, and sleep—and their importance to growth and development. To convey these themes, the text follows a young girl as she gardens, makes nutritious meals, exercises outside, and prepares to get a full night's rest. Short, simple sentences, which connect each healthy habit with its positive impact on body and mind, effectively communicate these fairly complex themes for young children. Each self-care principle is reinforced through Allen's bright and engaging illustrations. A page about eating fruits and vegetables, for instance, emphasizes how good foods affect how children grow, think, and feel, alongside an image of the girl growing her food in the family garden. A helpful educator's guide is also included, which features vocabulary words, discussion questions, games, and activities. VERDICT An approachable introduction to health, nutrition, and self-care concepts for early readers. A good addition for collections.—Kathryn Justus, New Hartford Public School Library, CT

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