Friday 11 March 2016

The ABC Book of Food

The ABC Book of Food  written by Helen Martn, Judith Simpson and Cheryl Orsini  (ABC Books) HBK RRP $24.99 ISBN 9780733334269

Reviewed by Sharon McGuinness

This is another useful non-fiction title in the series by this trio, which takes children on a journey to show them from a young age, the origin of the food they eat.

The book not only highlights food origins but introduces children to facts that some foods make people ill, thereby ‘normalising’ food intolerance issues and helping children to understand.

Mentioning farmer’s markets and kitchen gardens also shows adults’ interest in knowing and understanding where their food comes from and how it is produced.

Cheryl Orsini’s retro style illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to the text, enabling so much more to be said without the weight of words.

The book is great to share at home and in the classroom, and would suit children aged 3 years and older.

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