When I was a kid, I loved to read! I would have loved this book too, for many reasons. The book I am reviewing here is Yummy Stories: six stories to stimulate your mind and appetite by Lil L. Alexander. This is an honest review I am doing in exchange for receiving a copy of the book from the author, who found me through The Indie View. I do not make money in any way from this review; I support Indie writers!
The book is such fun. It is intended for kids ages 4-8. It has six stories within the illustrated book. The illustrations, by the way, are brightly colored, high-quality and fun; they enhance the story and would keep children interested in the read. The illustrator is Anda Cofaru.
As for the short stories, they are fairy tales with a very cool twist. They teach kids about the importance of eating healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables through fun lessons taught by the fictional characters in the stories. And, here’s the brilliant part, it’s not over the top at all! I mean, it doesn’t throw a hard-core message at kids to eat their vegetables; the message is done in a playful way that would, I think, appeal to youngsters.
As well, and here’s what I didn’t expect, there are fun, short poems throughout the book. Yes! I know! There is at least one poem in each story; sometimes the poem explains the message behind the tale or, other times, it’s to encourage kids to smile or laugh. I love sharing the world of poetry, so the concept that kids would be reading poems in this book is totally cool in my opinion! (Calm down Christy, hehe)
I give this children’s book 5 out of 5 stars. I mean, come on. It makes eating cabbage sound fun and endorses poetry. Plus, so many smiles would come from reading this book to a young child. Oh! And the author has very cool art on Instagram that she makes out of vegetables, fruits and greens; I started following her there and wanted to tell you in case it interests you too.
Do you read children’s books very often?
©2015 Christy Birmingham