Reviews for Milk and Cheese

Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 November/December
This series about the five food groups and food pyramid shows young learners how different foods help their bodies grow. Each page is filled with bright color photographs and uses short sentences with large, crisp text. Some photos are labeled with food names, while others include a variety of children and families of all ages and ethnicities enjoying food, even vegetables. Any or all books from this series will be a wonderful addition to health lessons. Teachers and readers will enjoy the author?s organization and interactive page for readers to find the food being studied. Each book also includes ?How it helps your body,? MyPyramid (from USDA), and a picture glossary. Table of Contents. Index. Recommended. Brenda Rogers, Educational Reviewer, Kent, Washington [Editor?s Note: Also available in paperback.] ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

PreS-Gr 1--Reducing nutrition to the most basic of elements, each volume presents a food group in no more than two sentences per page, printed on white space below color photographs and illustrating healthy foods being enjoyed by a multicultural array of people. The vocabulary and sentence structure are ideal for beginning readers but the frequent oversimplification of concepts (e.g., "Milk is a drink that is made by some animals") pushes these books from being scientifically informative to an experience resembling a phonics lesson. The publishers acknowledge that the books' best use is as part of a more extensive nutrition curriculum: tips to parents and teachers are included in each title, as well as a picture glossary (again, very simple) and a quiz based on the text.

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