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HEALTHY FOODS FROM A TO Z | Comida sana de la A a la Z

Author: Stephanie Maze

Illustrator: Renee Comet

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Publisher: Moonstone Press, 2012

Material: hard cover

Summary: There is a page for each letter of the alphabet with food on the page that starts with that letter. The food is arranged to make a face. This is an alphabet book where foods are featured for each letter.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Age of Child: Read with a 4-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: She did not like it. We could not read it. She was interested in looking at a page or two but then lost interest.

Adult Reader Reaction: I'm not sure how to use this book. It is definitely not a book you read aloud. My daughter likes alphabet books and picking out vegetables and fruits, but some were so obscure it was frustrating for her.

Maybe it could be used for research somehow if you needed all the vegetables that start with M but I doubt anyone will have that need or that this would be the book they would look for for that information.

Pros: Readers looking to explore a nonfiction picture book with unusual fruits and vegetables may find this one interesting.

Cons: This is hard to read aloud in any language. This is a catalog of fruits and vegetables. There is no plot, and the pictures are strange.

Borrow or Buy: Skip. This is not a strong book for learning the alphabet or demonstrating healthy eating.


Educational Themes: Use this book to learn about different fruits and vegetables. With older audiences, you can use it for demonstrating art techniques.

Notes: The Reading Tub® picked up this book at Book Expo America. There are no expectations of review associated with this book.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, food, Spanish

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2015

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at and


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