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Yummy Stories

Fruits, Vegetables and Healthy Eating Habits

Anda Cofaru (Illustrator), Lil L. Alexander


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AWARDS: Best Picture Book Ages 4-8 - Beverly Hills Book Awards; Mom's Choice Awards(R) Gold Recipient; Children's Inspirational Finalist - Beverly Hills Book Awards.

This book has truly gone too far. First, it inspires kids to read it aloud. Then, it makes them laugh and sing, and to top it all, it whets their appetite for veggies. How about that And even though it encourages healthy eating habits, this yummy book is not "preachy" but fun. Six fascinating folk tales with vibrant illustrations are set to take children to a magical world, with unforgettable characters. Talking vegetables, a hungry dinosaur, fairies, giants and a cabbage-loving emperor are ready to delight early readers (including picky eaters and fussy eaters) with their adventures in the wild.

Each story includes rhymes, entertaining sounds and concludes with a short poem. One of these stories is also interactive: children can choose the proper ending. The book contains a coloring page and a tricksy game where readers have to discover characters hidden in other stories, as well as cleverly disguised vegetables. The artwork is exciting and unique, featuring mushroom houses, clouds made of cauliflower, broccoli forests or asparagus fences

All of these elements are masterfully mixed since the writer is also a teacher, a food artist, an organic gardener, and a parent. This rich and fulfilling collection of folk tales encourages healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. And you know what the best part is? It's fun, and children adore it.

This book is a great gift for all the children - healthy eaters, picky eaters or fussy eaters.

All the YUMMY STORIES formats and editions (Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook) were designed: to spark children's imagination (through adventures in the wild, believable characters, to inspire children to learn about natural food (life cycle of plants, gardening, pollination), to help develop social skills (sharing, helping, cooperation), to help children think, form judgments, make decisions, and values, to increase children's interest and acceptance of a more diverse diet and even to stimulate the appetite for vegetables and fruits.

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781502596390, 58pp.

Publication Date: December 9, 2014

About the Author

Lil L. Alexander is a preschool teacher who encourages her students to live holistic, healthy lifestyles. She conducts children's workshops on the relationship between food and health and the origins of the foods we eat. An organic gardener since 2007, Alexander grows her own fruit, vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs. She is also a unique food artist, creating landscapes and characters from the products of her garden. You can view her amazing food art at www.instagram/lillalexander. A mother of two, Alexander is working on a number of projects in addition to Yummy Stories, including picture books, parenting books and healthy, child-friendly cookbooks. She firmly believes a healthy lifestyle from a child's first day of life has an enormous impact on physical and mental well-being. For more information on Alexander and her upcoming projects, please visit