Verdict: IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO is a wonderful way for children to learn about healthy choices in food.
IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO: Eatable Activities for Kids by Kerry Alison Wekelo is an activity book for kids that teaches a holistic approach to healthy eating.
Kerry Alison Wekelo opens up the activity book with an introduction—a statement of purpose—in which she explains that the goal of IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO is to teach children about healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and the importance of making good choices when it’s time to sit down to eat. Wekelo’s activity book—which by the way is not only for kids, adults can learn from it too—is filled with puzzles, coloring and drawing activities, healthy eating tips, diagrams, and charts that explain different types of whole foods vs. processed foods.
Today there are many books on the market on how to eat—and all of the crazy diet fads—aimed at adults, but there are few books that teach children about the importance of eating right. Why not? Shouldn’t children be taught early on about foods and what is good for them and what is not? This is where IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO comes in. The bright images paired with tidbits of nutritional facts and healthy eating tips makes it easy and enjoyable for a child to play and learn. Covering everything from fruits and veggies to vitamin and proteins IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO is a great addition to a child’s library because it teaches children, and parents alike, about the importance of eating whole foods that will nurture and build a strong, healthy body.
IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO is a wonderful way for children to learn about healthy choices in food.