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This is a most unusual book targeted for children nine and older. There are almost three hundred pages divided into six sections. If you expect a conventional book on food groups and good nutrition, you are not looking at the right choice. Some adults may find parts of it distasteful. This volume does provide a lot of information written in a way that many children will enjoy and includes some very unconventional activities. .
The book is available in hardcover and kindle editions. While the kind
really liked it
Full of great “missions” to get children thinking about their food. Divided into 6 sections – grow, harvest, cook, eat, waste, & soil – these tasks range from the rather quick, but still thought provoking (sorting meats depending on how happy you would be to eat them, from koala to horse to seal), to the more time consuming (leave a piece of bread on a windowsill and draw the mould that developes) to the downright weird (go cannibal – convince someone to eat part of themselves). Some of the
However, there is one big problem that I couldn’t get away from when reading… this is my mum’s book, and she is a teacher. I have helped her several times with her primary school classes and they are obsessed with toilet humour. The entire chapter on waste is to do with poo, including drawing people using different types of loos, and keeping a poo diary, which I do not think would be easy to do with youngish kids. The ones in my mum’s class would probably die from the hilarity of so much poo talk!
But still, the book as a whole is a great idea, full of fun things to get children interested in such an important topic, so 4.5/5 from me 🙂
Seamus wasn’t sure what to make of this book. The stuff about dying seemed to stress & concern him unnecessarily. He is 9. I’m still not sure what to make of it. It was definitely “different” and generally that’s a good thing, but I need to spend more time reading through it. As it was, it elicited conversation, but I’m not sure my son was very fond of the book.