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Showdown At The Food Pyramid (edition 2004)

by Rex Barron, Rex Barron (Illustrator)

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Member:AmyKGrey
Title:Showdown At The Food Pyramid
Authors:Rex Barron
Other authors:Rex Barron (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2004), Edition: 1st Impression, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Food, nutrition, health, eating right, children's literature, picture book, short story, food pyramid

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I used this book as an introduction to a lesson on nutrition. I recommend it for younger students, up to 3rd grade because it is pretty short and with a simple story. It kept my first graders laughing and engaged! I would definitely use it again as a mentor text to another nutrition lesson in the future. ( )
  AmyKGrey | Dec 15, 2012 |
The expressions of the sturdy bread and proud pineapple, the menacing candy bar and hapless granny smith apple, help get the message across about healthy eating. An important subject, this works really well as a read aloud to kids from kindergarten and up. I read to fifth graders and they loved it! ( )
  oapostrophe | Nov 15, 2009 |
This book is a great example of an informational fantasy, because a group of personified foods use their quirky sense of humor to explain the importance of the food pyramid. In addition to creating a realistic story including conflict, the personified foods portray that each of the food groups is essential for one's diet on a daily basis. Overall, children will be engaged by the realistic and fun nature of the book.

Age Appropriateness: Primary

Media: Acrylic, Oil, Colored Pencil ( )
  egodwin07 | Feb 4, 2009 |
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There's trouble afoot at the Food Pyramid: Strange new junk food like "candy bar" and "hot dog" are kicking off all the healthy food to have their own party. Even poor Granny Smith apple gets the boot! As the fruits and vegetables try to regroup, the junk keeps the party going. But no pyramid can support all that junk for long-when it comes time to rebuild, will the healthy foods be able to find the right balance?

With different diets receiving so much attention in recent years, nutrition can be a confusing topic for young readers, so Rex Barron uses a simple story and animated edibles to present an easy introduction to the basic concepts of healthy eating as recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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When snack foods take over the food pyramid and make it collapse, members of the various food groups have to work together using the Great Food Guide to rebuild it.

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