You are What You Eat: And Other Mealtime Hazards by Serge Bloch
|You are What You Eat: And Other Mealtime Hazards by Serge Bloch|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: An amusing look at some of the things we say about food. It's targeted at children in the 4+ agr group but is peobably more suited to adults.|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 32||Date: March 2012|
|Publisher: Sterlng Juvenile|
We last saw Serge Bloch's talents in Reach for the Stars and Other Advice for Life's Journey when we saw lots of whimsical advice for the Boy and his dog, Roger. This time he wants us to look at what we eat. Boy's mother has told him that he is what he eats - so he's very careful about what he puts on his plate, because you might end up with a pea-pod mouth and a tomato tummy. Roger looks to have fared rather better - with a bone for a body. He at least seems to have a smile on his face!
I've often wondered where the phrase 'a square meal' came from and even a quick search online hasn't told me any more than that it originates from the early nineteenth century. Boy's been told that people need three square meals a day and he and Roger look at them, rather nonplussed. They're faced with three cubed meals!
The pages are a mixture of line drawings and photography and they're all charming and delightful. Some of them are thought-provoking - I wondered why we said that someone's goose would be cooked or that you could be the apple of my eye. The book is targeted at children in the four-plus age group but I'm not certain that children of that age would appreciate the book's humour. Personally I'd see it as a lovely present for an adult, who might well choose to share it with a child.
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.
If the idea appeals to you, have a look at Reach for the Stars and Other Advice for Life's Journey by the same author. This has rather more varied content.
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