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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sammy the Centipede Goes to Market Book Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Sammy the Centipede Goes to Market
I'm always on the lookout for books that encourage my son's good eating habits. The fact that I found one from author Maria Luchsinger that my son can actually read himself is great. He's six and is a fan of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Yes, he probably eats a better selection of veggies than his mom.

With Sammy the Centipede Goes to Market, we have a book that encourages kids to eat the rainbow, striving for at least five fruits and veggies a day. It does a great job with the help of very colorful illustrations from Joe Palmisano.

The book discourages sugars with lines like "Sugar makes me think I'm full so I don't eat enough foods that I need to keep my body healthy." It encourages eating the rainbow by showing and naming a variety of foods in many of the different colors. It also covers the other parts of the food pyramid, though never calls it such, just providing information on eating nuts, beans, etc., and why they are necessary.

The Sammy the Centipede Goes to Market book is the second in a series on wellness from the author. The first is about a going to a Chiropractor, with a third on the way about going to the Dentist. If the rest are like this one, they should come across well, too.

Some comments right from my son's mouth:
Sammy is cute, with 30 legs. I counted them all. It's a nice story. I'm surprised the book comes with recipes, too. And they all look like things I'd like to eat/try. 

We also visited the author's web page, but there wasn't anything specific to kids there. I think the author is missing out there a little. Perhaps maybe some links to coloring pages or activities that encourage good eating / wellness.

Overall, the book does a fantastic job getting its message across, and the fact that my son can read it for himself, I like it even better. In time, perhaps the author's web site can improve to more than just a sales circular for the books.

The book sells for $14.99 on the author's web page and you can get a 20% discount with code 446WBF3V, bringing the price down to $12.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.


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