Ever since I launched Kids Cook with Books, our free reading and cooking club for kids, I have been getting emails from authors and publishers asking if I would like to review their books for children. Honestly, I am pretty finicky and don’t want to share anything that I can’t truly get behind. When I got my copy of Who’s Hungry by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt in the mail recently, it actually made me giggle out loud. That’s a pretty good litmus test, right? If I can get enjoyment out of a book meant for toddlers, that means that other parents won’t want to bang their head against the wall when the kids beg to hear the same book over and over again…
This cute flip-the-flap book is an interactive way for toddlers to learn about different animals and the types of foods they like to eat.
I love how it uses familiar animals, but includes critters that live in different types of habitats, such as the ocean, bamboo forests and the jungle. As a former biology teacher, this is the type of thing that tickles my fancy!
Reading with toddlers gets them excited about books. Literacy is something that can change lives and give kids opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have. This book makes me especially happy because it raises the issue of food. Not only does it give parents the opportunity to talk with their kids about the fact that each species has its own diet, but it opens the door to discussion about healthy foods that we can eat, ourselves. And if we are talking about healthy foods, our kids will be more likely to share our enthusiasm for it. Go team!
Would you like a copy of Who’s Hungry? Simply fill out the form below, and I’ll send my copy to one lucky winner. And hey – maybe the publisher will send one to a second winner. Let’s find out!
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