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Supertato Run, Veggies, Run! – Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

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Simon & Schuster

May 2017

ISBN 781471121036

RRP $14.99

Supertato just makes me laugh so much every time! With the corny veggie puns (see what I did there?) and the crazy antics of the produce section at night, these are sure-fire winners with younger readers. The big bold illustrations also help create the right atmosphere of fun!

As Supertato encourages the other vegetables to be fit – you know, healthy vegetables, right? – he comes up with the brilliant plan of a Sports Day.

Of course Evil Pea (and given that I detest peas I’m so glad he’s the wicked one) has plans to sabotage the race day and enters his friend Gloria, seemingly a watermelon but really a robotmelon!

Just as Evil Pea is convinced he’s won the day with Gloria scooping all the prizes, Supertato announces the final event – the swimming race. Crackle! Zap! And that’s the end of Gloria’s winning streak.  Naturally Supertato makes sure Evil Pea is suitably punished and returns him to the freezer in no uncertain terms.

These are always so humorous and ideal for read-alouds. Highly recommended for little readers from around 5 upwards or just to have a giggle as a bigger person!

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The ABC Book of Food –  Helen Martin/Judith Simpson. Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

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Harper-Collins

  • ISBN:9780733334269
  • ISBN 10: 0733334261
  • Imprint: ABC Books – AU
  • On Sale: 01/03/2016
  • List Price: 99 AUD

Yes this was published last year and no, I hadn’t lost it! But for some reason it only came to me recently. Since today I’ve already looked at butterflies and seeds I thought it might just complete the day’s reviewing.

An informative and colourful picture book which takes a look at our food, where it comes from, how it’s processed, where it’s sold and how we might eat it.  Small children will identify with aspects like picnics and farmers’ markets and shops that sell just one kind of food (with a little puzzle contained in the illustrations). It even mentions the sorts of foods that some people can’t eat e.g. dairy or nuts.

All in all it’s a pretty useful book that will engage young readers and encourage discussions about healthy food and eating which is always a positive.

Recommended for readers from around 3 years to 7 years.