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See What We Eat!

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A nice book for children in EYFS and KS1 although it is quite American so would need to explain quite a bit to the children over here in the UK! Thanks Kids Can Press and Netgalley for the ARC.
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I thought that this was a lovely book with some great images - the book is an ideal way to introduction healthy eating to children.  There are some questions on each page that could be used as teaching prompts if this is used in an educational setting too which is a nice touch - 4 stars from me
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This very cute picture book talks about ways we get different kinds of food.  What's brilliant about this one is the way it's structured.  Each page talks about a different kind of food production (like dairy or protein or grains) in a very simple way, but there is also a more detailed paragraph included, that you could easily skip for littler kids.  The pictures are bright and inviting and quite detailed.  I think the kids are going to like this one a lot.
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I'm always looking for good children's non-fiction to add to my library's collection, and I think this would be a good addition. The art is great, and I like the mention of alternate protein sources like nuts and tofu. And it talks about composting! That's a-okay by me. The only thing I don't like is the terrible font they use for the dialogue balloons; it looks a little amateur-ish. But that's a small complaint.
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The layout of this book seems like it should be nonfiction, but falls into that in-between area that makes it hard to categorize.  I think a different layout would make it work better for readers.
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I do appreciate the message this book sends, with lots of colorful illustrations and fun, easy to access information about farm-fresh foods, vegetables, and healthy balanced eating. However, I wish there were more diversity in the characters outside of the final meal at the end of the book. There was one token POC featured in the story.  I try to purchase books for my students that include a lot of diverse characters (religious, ethnic, disabilities, etc), and so this is one that I'd pass up for my class.
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A group of friends takes a trip to a farm, run by one girl's aunt. They're there for pick apples and make an apple crisp for the potluck harvest dinner. Yulee's aunt takes them on a tour of the farm, teaching the kids about growing grains and vegetables, getting enough nutrients, dairy, and protein - and addresses food allergies and alternative methods of getting those nutrients. Kids learn about transporting food to farmer's market, stores, and all over the world. Ritchie addresses composting and recycling, and includes a tasty Harvest Apple Crisp recipe to try. A glossary helps readers with new words like pasteurize, carbohydrate, and nutrient.

The illustrations are soft, cartoony realistic, with a multicultural group of friends coming together to learn and eat. The room where the Harvest Celebration takes place has a line of hanging global flags as the families dine on pierogies, tamales, and apple crisp. With bolded facts and questions to encourage deeper thinking, this is a fun introduction for younger learners to nutrition and sustainability.
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See what We Eat! by Scott Ritchie is a wonderful overview of the farm to store or table/manufacturing process. There are many things I enjoyed about this book:

The first thing that jumped out to me is the author's thoughtful use of multicultural characters. The traditional names and different races more accurately reflect the faces of the students in my own classroom. Additionally I thought the author was successful in highlighting awareness of healthy terminology and practices, such as allergies, serving a healthy snack, and hand washing. I also enjoyed the pages on composting, and I think it would be fun to make the included recipe with my students. Finally, props for using glossary!

This book offers a quick overview rather than an in-depth look at the process for gathering the ingredients to make an apple crisp; it almost seemed too much to put in such a short book. I would have liked the book split in two or slightly longer with a little more detail. Also, it is my personal preference that nonfiction books use photographs versus illustrations, though I reiterate the illustrator did a beautiful job representing our multicultural society.

Recently I taught this lesson over a week and would have enjoyed incorporating a few pages of this book.

Thank you to the author, publisher and Net Galley for the privilege of reading this book.
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Another must have for all elementary school libraries.
With its 'Earth to plate' theme the reader learns a multitude of information from farming, food groups, nutrition, allergies, local produce, composting, recipes, communities (rural & city), food transportation and healthy food choices.  
Very user friendly for any school aged reader.
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I liked how different elements of the farm were explored, but also had the cohesive goal of the recipe that they were making. The illustrations were fun and the writing was interesting.
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Unfortunately I could not download this file, so am unable to give a review!
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Great book for kids to teach young children's about healthy eating and why local food matters. The illustrator makes this book is very captivating and beautiful.  There is an apple crisp recipe at the end of the story that I can't wait to try. 

Thank you Netgalley for this book.
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This is a great book to use in a primary classroom for a health lesson on healthy eating. Yuli and four of her friends go to her aunt's farm to pick apples for an apple crisp they are making for a harvest potluck. At the farm they learn all about how their food is grown and harvested as well as seeing animals and learning about the food they provide. It teaches all of the food groups as well as where they come from. At the bottom of each page are some questions that would lead into a discussion. The illustrations are full page watercolours that are very detailed and add a lot to the text. At the end of the book there is a recipe for an apple crisp that you can use to bake with children as well as a glossary. There is a lot of text on the page and that did not hold the interest of my 3 year old grandson, but we talked a lot about he illustrations. This is a book that would be valuable in a primary classroom for children 4 or older.
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I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
This book is about five friends that visit a family member at the farm. They pick apples to use in an apple crisp recipe for their fall harvest. There is lots of information about farm grown animals and food, composting and healthy eating. Great information, perfect for a j non-fiction book.
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This is a great introduction to healthy eating for children, by way of beautiful full-page watercolour-style illustrations and very informative text. On the downside, the text on each page does seem quite lengthy, and so this is definitely aimed at the later end of the primary school years (4-11 in the UK) rather than younger children. There is a lot going on in each picture, and so this could be used as a picture book for the younger ones. 

I found the educational prompts /questions at the bottom of each page to be very useful, and on the whole this book is a good starting point for introducing the concept of healthy eating and the different food groups. Charmingly, the book even ends with a simple recipe!
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~Disclaimer~
 I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review. 
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Five friends go to a farm to pick fresh apples for an apple crisp they are making for a potluck. At the farm they learn all about how their food if grown and harvested. This is a really good book to read with your child to teach them healthy eating. It teaches all of the food groups as well as where they come from. This is a cute and educational book that I give a big thumbs up to. At the end of the book there is a recipe for an apple crisp that you can use to bake with your little one. I recommend you pick this book up when it hits stores in September.


5/5 ⭐
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See What We Eat is a fun book designed to teach children about food. I really enjoyed the concept of this book, because it was informative but done in a way that makes it fun for kids, while allowing parents to ask them questions about the food and what they like. It's important for kids to understand where their food come from and how it's grown, and this book teaches that. The illustrations were also very great. My kids loved reading this book with me and my two year old especially enjoyed the pictures and pointing out different foods and animals!
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See What We Eat was a great book for introducing children to the idea of farm to table. The inclusion of children showcasing diversity was wonderful. The book not only included diverse families but diverse food choices as well. The culminating celebration was an excellent way to draw children in to learning more about foods. I will certainly be adding this book to my curriculum for healthy eating.
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This book is great to use while visiting a farm. The illustration are complexe and very beautiful. The information is presented in a fun way and children can learn while playing.
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This is a bit advanced for our kids (4-5) but I can see it being very useful with first graders during lessons on healthy choices.
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