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Interesting but not that entertainingUser Review - Overstock.com
I bought this book for my child who just turned three to encourage him to start opening his mind about food choices. This book is clearly meant for a child who is at least one year older. The book has no real story, just comic strip like facts about food. I found the book interesting personally, like how long you can ride your bike with the energy from one banana. Unfortunately the details about what calcium does is just lost on my child. I expected more of a story, but there is no real introduction to the characters in the story or any "story" at all. I would equate this book to the highest quality text book on the subject for pre-k and first grade. I did read the book on my own cover to cover to get some tips on how to explain the subject manner covered during the "why" phase. I wouldn't discourage you from buying it. ...
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
"Dinosaurs Alive and Well" is a great book that teaches all about health, nutrition, feelings, and personal hygiene, with dinosaurs as the main characters. The information is both accurate and accessible to children, and it is presented in a fun, entertaining way. The books offers suggestions for healthy eating, and also talks about foods that should be avoided in mass quantities. There is an adorable two page spread that gives a quick but comprehensive review of how to properly wash each part of your body, using a dino as a model. This book could be used as a read aloud with younger grades, but it would be best to do so in segments. So, you could read one topic a day, and the book would last approximately one week. In the end, you will have touched on many of the topics that appear in the health unit!