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Healthy Foods from A to Z/ Comida sana de la A a la Z

Awards

2012 Mom's Choice Gold Award
Children's Picture Books /  Cooking & Food

2012 Creative Child Book of the Year Award
Creative Child Magazine/  Nutrition

2012 NAPPA Silver Winner
National Parenting Publications/
Children’s Book Products

2012 Moonbeam Bronze Winner
Moonbeam Children's Books/
Spanish Language

2012 ForeWord Review's Book of the Year Award
Honorable Mention / Picture Books, Early Reader

2012 Family Choice Award
Children's Books / Ages 5-8

2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award
Cover Design / Children's & Young Adult

2013 Creative Child Book of the Year Award
 Creative Child Magazine/ Picture Book
2013 Creative Child Preferred Choice Award
Creative Child Magazine/ Bilingual Books

 

Reviews

This delightful book is illustrated with photographs of healthy food, and on each page the photographer uses the foods to create a healthy food face. The names of the foods are provided in Spanish with English translations below in parentheses. This title is particularly helpful in that it includes suggestions for making your own healthy food faces, along with other projects. There is also supplemental information for parents about the nutritional benefits of the foods depicted…"

“… provides young Spanish-speaking readers with something more intangible, yet vitally important: a sense of their cultural heritage…”

“… recommended for school or public library collections that serve bilingual and Spanish-speaking readers…”
  — Tim Wadham, School Library Journal
     Libro por libro/ Book by Book

"Recognition and identification are the goals of this bilingual alphabet book that combines emotional literacy with nutrition... The multidisciplinary approach encourages children to learn letters and food names in both languages while interpreting each edible expression... Readers may find themselves hungry when they finish..."
  Kirkus Reviews

“Healthy Foods from A to Z
is a bilingual English/ Spanish children’s picture book that celebrates nutritious foods, especially fruits and vegetables, but also grains, dairy, and soy products. Each page features a medley of foods beginning with a certain letter of the alphabet, and a colorful, friendly face-portrait made out of an arrangement of these foods! The last few pages are a “did you know?” section for parents, mentioning which vitamins and minerals the various featured foods are rich in. An excellent way to help introduce young ones to foods that can compose a varied and nutritious diet, Healthy Foods from A to Z is highly recommended.
  Midwest Book Review/
    Children’s Bookwatch/ The Bilingual Shelf

“Recently I had the privilege of reviewing a book that could, quite honestly, change the world of childhood obesity in America. At least, it should. The book is called Healthy Foods from A to Z/ Comida sana de la A a la Z. As you can tell by the title, the book is bilingual. It presents healthy food pictures touting various expressions, using both English and Spanish words, and grouping them together based upon what letter of the alphabet the food name begins with. My daughter and I had a ball enjoying all the fun food-created faces. Then, we went to town creating our own....This book would make a welcome and healthy addition to every school, including homeschool, library.”
  — Tere Scott, St. Louis Homeschool Examiner
     http://teachablescottstotshomeschool.blogspot.com/2012/08

“Yum! Just a quick look through Healthy Foods from A to Z will make your mouth water. And a closer look will inspire both children and adults to get creative with nutritional foods and eat healthier! Tasty, delectable foods arranged in entertaining, funny, and creative faces will engage youngsters and get them interested in eating healthy foods.”

“This alphabet book features colorful pictures of foods that are good for children to eat! The names of the foods are labeled in both English and Spanish. The end of the book features ideas for making a ‘Healthy Food Face’ and other healthy food projects that kids and parents can do together. For example, it encourages kids to see how many healthy foods at the grocery store start with each letter of the alphabet. A helpful glossary also explains why each of the foods in the book are healthy. This educational book is fun for both adults and children!”
  — Ellen Feld, Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“This is the most innovative alphabet book I have seen. Each alphabet page has an interesting face depicting an emotion created with healthy foods beginning with the alphabet letter. The words are written in Spanish and English.The foods are easy to identify through the photographs. You and your child can discuss which foods you already eat and which foods you can explore next....I can see this book used as a resource to help a family plan meals together.”
  Chris, dadofdivas.blogspot.com

Healthy Foods from A to Z / Comida Sana de la A a la Z is a truly unique bilingual book. It’s originality along with the quality of the pictures and the wealth of educational opportunities in this book really set it apart.

The pictures are beautiful and crisp and the colors fresh, just like the fruits and vegetables. Each face has a different expression providing the opportunity to teach children how to recognize feelings by looking at the faces that range from happy, to surprised and serious. The book provides the opportunity for children to learn new vocabulary in both languages and is the perfect catalyst to open up the conversation on the importance of nutritious meals and healthy foods…

…The questions and the conversation continued long after we were done with the book. Both of my kids where so excited they wanted to make their own food face and even thought it was time for bed they where so motivated that I couldn’t say no. My little guy went to bed telling me how he was going to make 4 food faces: one happy, one sad, one surprised and one scared and which foods he was planning to use. This, coming from a child who cannot even be described as a picky eater because his sensory food aversions are so severe. My little man goes to therapy to help him increase the variety of foods he eats, and in a few minutes this book had awaken in him an interest in foods he’s refused to even touch in the past. I was more than impressed!
  Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz, Growing Up Bilingual.com

"I love the faces. What an adorable, colorful, and informative book!
With the popularity of organic foods at an all-time high, Healthy Foods from A to Z / Comida sana de la A a la Z, has come at the perfect time. It is the perfect tool to aid parents in their goal to feed wholesome, organic foods to their children for habits that will last a lifetime and so much fun that children won't even realize they are learning, too!"

  — Ruth Yaron, author of Super Baby Food!, a best-selling book
     with more than 500,000 copies sold

"We know that children eat a more varied and healthful diet if they participate in meal planning and shopping. If they have involvement they are more invested in it. This book capitalizes on that tendency, making food and eating a pleasant and creative game."


  — Loraine Stern, MD, FAAP, co-editor of AAP's award-winning Nutrition:
     What Every Parent Needs to Know

"What a wonderful way to get kids interested in learning about healthy eating — and at the same time expand their English and Spanish language skills! The book exposes kids to fruits and veggies they may not see on their own table, so it encourages the whole family to try new foods. I love the activity at the end of the book, which invites kids to make their own funny face, as well as the interesting trivia about fruits and vegetables."
  — Bridget Swinney MS, RD, LD, author of Baby Bites: Everything You Need
    to Know about Feeding Infants and Toddlers in One Handy Book
&
    Eating Expectantly

This is a fun book about food ‘faces’ made from healthy foods.
The pages have lists of food in English and Spanish that start with a letter of the alphabet and then there’s a design made out of those foods that looks like a face! My favorite photograph is on the XYZ page; they used yogurt for the nose; yucca for the mouth; cactus for the ears and eyes; zucchini for the hair, eyebrows, and corners of the mouth; carrot for the hair; and blackberries for the pupils and mouth. You can make your own food face! There are instructions in the back of the book.
I would recommend the book to people who want to be healthy, but don’t know what to eat. I liked this book because it was so fun. I loved the illustrations because they were so colorful and bright. This book would have been better if there had been just a few more vegetables for each letter. You have to read the book to find out what foods they used for all of the other faces.
  Reviewed by Murphy, Age 6/ San Francisco Book Review

Healthy Foods from A to Z is different. It, a book of images of 26 different faces created entirely from healthy foods, left me itching to sit down with my sons to make some of these faces together. In addition, we would learn more Spanish in the process....

Kids don’t care why they should eat it—they just want it to look and taste good. And, if it looks weird, they won’t even try it! That’s why the fun creations in this book will help you. They look delicious and make you smile, and the photographs by Renée Comet are top-notch....I love the idea of making food faces on a rainy afternoon, then devouring every piece, from the apricots to the zarzamoras!”
  — Miri McDonald, ElephantJournal.com

"Teach your kids about food at the same time they learn the English and Spanish alphabets in a unique book, Healthy Foods From A to Z / Comida sana de la A a la Z. Each page in the first section represents a different letter of the alphabet. Along with the image of a face, rendered in various vegetables, are photos of the vegetables whose names begin with the page letter. Each vegetable has a caption in both English and Spanish. Subsequent sections let kids make their own faces and enjoy a number of projects involving art, math, science, and language. The book ends with a seven-page chart with captions and photos to inform kids and their parents about the health benefits of 70 superfoods.”
  — Kate Jackson, Today's Diet & Nutrition

Teaching children about healthy foods along with the alphabet, this bilingual picture book features colorful photos of faces made of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and soy products. A sample sketch allows kids to create their own food faces and a section for parents that highlights nutrition information.”
  Food and Nutrition Magazine, Fall 2012
    Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

“...While this book is for ages 3 & up, I honestly think it’s as useful for me as it is for the kids. My husband and I flipped through it together and were amazed at the selection of healthy foods. Not only that, but I love that each page features a face made of food which gives me so many ideas for fun food presentation. The back of the books lists 70 different foods with facts and benefits of each one. It’s VERY helpful for me and I believe Healthy Foods from A to Z will get as much use by me in the kitchen as it will by the kids!”

  — ItsGravyBaby.com

“A cast of ingeniously crafted characters introduce children to their ABCs and healthy foods from the fruit, vegetable, grain, dairy and protein groups. This bilingual picture book in features colorful photographs of charming faces made of foods, arranged by letter of the alphabet. Includes a ‘Now Make Your Own Healthy Food Face’ activity and more fun projects. An informative section for parents and teachers discusses the main nutrients of 70 different foods.”
  — Neat Solutions for Healthy Children

“For youngsters in a bilingual family that speaks and reads both English and Spanish, there’s Healthy Foods from A to Z (Comida sana de la A a la Z) by Stephanie Maze and photos by Renée Comet, both of whom have many books to their credit. The book features ‘faces’ made from the various fruits and vegetables that offer a great way for a youngster, age 4 to 8, to learn about them. It also includes projects and information for children and their parents. “
  — Alan Caruba, Bookviews

“Teaching Children to Eat Healthier Just Became Easier!
  — Phyllis Juried, Today's Parent Magazine (posted 8/20/12)

“Designed to inspire young children to eat healthy foods--as well as learn their ABCs--this book features 18 charming faces that depict a range of emotions children can understand.
Each face engages a child into a world of healthy eating, is artfully composed of foods beginning with a specific letter of the alphabet, and is surrounded on both sides with small food icons that make up the face. These icons are identified by vocabulary in both English and Spanish.”

  — Laura Kalchik, Families First Monthly

“I saw a TV show last year where celebrity chef Jamie Oliver went into the school system and asked children to identify different fruits and vegetables. It was amazing and saddening how many kids didn’t know the answers. These were everyday normal foods that kids should know like apples and pears. The single episode stuck with me. I knew I wanted my kids to be able to identify all kinds of foods. Healthy Foods from A to Z is an amazing book. I honestly cannot say enough about it.

Healthy foods are arranged artfully as faces on the pages in alphabetical order. You can use this book in so many ways! Flipping through the pages will reinforce the alphabet, introduce you to new foods and their Spanish names!

I love this book....we are homeschooling our bigger boys this year. I plan on doing a Unit Study with this book. Not only does it showcase food beautifully it also has Spanish throughout. The back of the book has several activities to do and a whole section on nutrition. I know I want my kids to know about healthy eating and see that there are many options. I plan on having them try some new foods they learn about in the book as well.” A beautiful visual guide to healthy foods. Exploring the alphabet never looked so delicious!”
  — Lisa Rupertus, AsTheyGrowUp.com

“Children will giggle at the funny faces on each page made from the foods that begin with that page’s letter. There are unusual and exotic foods as well as familiar favorites on each page. Children and parents will learn the names of each food in English and Spanish.

Each cheerful page of this creative book is dedicated to one or more letters of the alphabet, and is bursting with bright photographs of colorful fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains. Kids will want to play with their food and make their own food faces on their plates. The back pages have facts about each of the foods, in English and in Spanish. Highly recommended for ages 3 and up.”
  — Lyda Whiting, Awareness Magazine

“Do you know what a berenjena is? Would you be willing to eat a zarzamora? Youngsters can traipse through the alphabet, learning about different fruits, vegetables, grains, and other healthy foods, while reinforcing their ABCs, in both English and Spanish....Colorful illustrations of charming faces constructed by famous food-photographer Renée Comet out of the various foodstuffs will encourage children to return to the book over and over. By the way, zarzamora is Spanish for blackberry, and berenjena is Spanish for eggplant. Have you ever tried eggplant? What about a quince (membrillo)?

Healthy Foods from A to Z will be beneficial for all youngsters but can be especially helpful for bilingual families and those wishing to expose students to the Spanish language (or even vice versa). Did you know that strawberries are a member of the rose family? I love strawberries. I also love this book.”
  — Wayne S. Walker, Book Reviewer,     homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolbookreview

“Healthy Foods from A to Z is designed to help children learn about healthy foods--along with their ABCs. It features colorful photographs of engaging faces made of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and soy products....will invite children to visit the book over and over.”
  Wendy Priesnitz, Natural Child magazine
     http://www.naturalchildmagazine.com

“After reading Healthy Foods from A to Z / Comida sana de la A a la Z, there is little excuse for parents and children not to enjoy selecting and eating healthy foods and learn in the process....What makes this book so unique is that every food, word and sentence is in both English and Spanish, giving an educational bi-cultural and bi-lingual opportunity for not only children but also adults. Reader, beware! Your children or even you may start designing happy faces on your next meal plates and calling foods their foreign equivalent words!”
  Conny Crisalli, BookPleasures.com
     http://www.bookpleasures.com

"We know a well-nourished child does better in school and Healthy Foods from A to Z teaches the alphabet, stimulates creativity in the 'Now Make Your Own Healthy Food Face!' section, and introduces fruits and vegetables most likely unknown in some cultures. This is a book for the whole family.

We plan to use this book in our Nutrition Education classes and at our Farmers Market as a tool to help our families select, prepare, and enjoy the beautiful, nutritious foods nature has given us."

  — Edie Wiltsee, MPH, MS, CLC, Program Director,
     Monterey County California Health Department 


This alphabet book features colorful pictures of foods that are good for children to eat! The names of the foods are labeled in both English and Spanish. The end of the book features ideas for making a ‘Healthy Food Face’ and other healthy food projects that kids and parents can do together. For example, it encourages kids to see how many healthy foods at the grocery store start with each letter of the alphabet. A helpful glossary also explains why each of the foods in the book are healthy. This educational book is fun for both adults and children!”
  — Susan Heim, On Writing blog 


“Each page is devoted to a letter of the alphabet, with a very artistic face made from fruit and vegetables that begin with that letter. Presented in English and Spanish and with a heavy dose of creativity!

My guess is that just sitting with a child who might be a little finicky in their eating habits—naming and pointing together to the familiar fruits and vegetables—would break down subconscious barriers a child might have to trying new things.

The book also has a template and directions so you and your kids can make your own funny faces, ideas for other projects, and also—very valuable—a chart with nutrition information on all kinds of food. This is something you can study with your children—each absorbing what you can at your respective levels.”
  — Barbara Curtis, MommyLife.net

“Parents, are you tired of the same ole picture book, ones that do nothing to educate your little ones? Then check out Healthy Foods from A to Z. This book isn’t only educational, it’s fun!

Every letter of the alphabet is covered in food...well not really. But there is funny faces made from actual fruits, veggies and grains. Plus, each item also has its Spanish translation!

The food-faces are so comical you can’t help but giggle. Take for example letter “N’. This long-haired beauty is made from noodles, nuts, oranges, turnips, yams, nectarines and a cactus leaf—so much silly!

Your child will love to discover the many items that have gone into making up these faces and best of all they’re actual photos. In addition, at the back of the book there’s a ‘Make Your Own Healthy Food Face’ with a template to work with, ‘Other Healthy Food Projects You Can Try’—learning games, plus a ‘Parents Did You Know...’ section that reveals fun facts about all the items used on each page.

Playing with your food has never been so much fun and educational! “
  — Sandie Lee, Bumples Family First

“This book does more than grab the attention of the reader... It shows everyone what ‘healthy foods’ are out there.. but there is so much more... It is a bilingual book! I really liked that part, as we can look at it and not only discuss the food in the picture, but we can also work on our ABC’s... and learn another language too!

Broxton has been cracking up at the book, since each page has a smiley face made out of the foods that they teach us about... “
  — Noelle D, www.jumpin-beans.blogspot.com

“...Little C has enjoyed looking at his new book. He loves all of the faces that were created with all of the food. He already knows his ABCs so that is a step that we can skip, however, he loves learning the names of all of the fruits and vegetables. He has also been excited to make faces with his food. He does this with anything we put on his plate! It has encouraged him to have fun and eat all of his food, which is great!

I have to say that there have been things that I have learned as well. There are tons of food that I never knew existed and I absolutely love the artwork. I admire those who can be so creative and then share their creativity with the world in an educational way. Have fun reading!”
  — Lori Troyer, EmilyReviews.com

“This bilingual Spanish book teaches young readers about health and nutrition in a fun way with colorful photographs and faces made of fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy and other healthy food products. It will most likely encourage awareness of healthy food options in families. Ages 4-8.”
  — Arun Toke, Editor, Skipping Stones Magazine

“From Apple to Zucchini, color photographs of fruits and vegetables arranged as faces will delight children from three years old and up. Parents will find pages of descriptions with pictures and explanations of why these foods are healthy; a handy guide for future shopping.”
  — Elinor Nuxoll, NW Boomer & Senior News

“What a fun, clever way to teach kids about food—and the alphabet! I am happy to share in the excitement about the launch of Healthy Foods from A to Z, a creative, colorful book with important nutritional information on a wide variety of foods. To accompany engaging, instructive illustrations, Executive Editor Stephanie Maze offers a range of teaching activities and supporting information in English and Spanish. I felt right at home collaborating on these images...”
  — Renée Comet, Renée Comet Photography
    Photographer, Healthy Foods from A to Z

“One of the most important skills we can teach our children is how to make healthy food choices. Healthy Foods from A to Z is one of those tools we can use to help our kids make good food choices. It is a children’s book, with fantastic pictures that reveal healthy food choices by name on each page from A to Z.

The pictures in this book are awesome. I wanted to take some of these foods and make my own faces with them. The kids couldn’t wait to turn the pages to see the next face. That excitement alone makes it worth getting this book! I also loved that this book introduced some foods my kids had not seen before. This is just a super fun book.”
  — Lisa Martin, Lisa Reviews

“One hundred full-color, up-close photographs of fresh food encourage youngsters to concoct their own healthy food faces. Eighteen witty faces, designed with salad, corn and olives for hair, kiwis and bagels for eyes, watermelon, orange slices and mushrooms for mouths, smile out of the creative pages.

Set up A to Z, the colorful book introduces on the ‘A’ page artichokes, apricots, arugula and avocado, with each food then used in the featured face. The ‘B’ page includes beets, blueberries and bananas; and the entire alphabet is covered, with many unique foods youngsters may not be familiar with. All, however, are nutritious and will hopefully leave an indelible mark on little appetites.

Also bilingual, the foods are named in English and Spanish, making this an entertaining introduction to healthy eating in more ways than one. Extra activities and information fill the last pages, for parents and teachers.”
  — Lee Littlewood, Kids’ Home Library, syndicated column, Creators Syndicate

“This is a great children’s picture book that kids love. Healthy Foods from A to Z is a hardbound book of many faces, literally! As a home daycare provider, I’m always looking for books that are unique, educational, interesting, and fun.
This award-winning book provides all of that and more.
Each page features a letter or two of the alphabet, plus healthy foods that start with that letter in either English and Spanish. On the B page, there are Broccoli (brecol) and Blueberries (arandanos), but there are also a Boniato (sweet potato) and a Berenjena (eggplant). All of the food pictures are real photos, not illustrations, so children can recognize and learn them. To make this book even more fun and engaging, the foods featured on each page are arranged into a face shape that exhibits different facial expressions—happy, sad, silly, bored, mad, etc. In the back of the book there is an activity page that explains (in English and Spanish) how to make a healthy food face and a template to use. There are also pages of other healthy food projects to try and lots of interesting facts about the foods throughout the book. Did you know carrots come from northern Europe? 


“As a preschool teacher,I recommend Healthy Foods from A to Z be in every early childhood classroom. It’s a wonderful teaching tool and a great launching point for a Food Theme. As a parent, this is a wonderful way to share healthy habits in a fun way with your children.
We love this book!”

  Lisa Weidknecht, Planet Weidknecht

“This is such a cool picture book! The primary goal is to get children interested in healthy food, but it can help with teaching the alphabet, Spanish, and emotions, as well... My children love this book, and actually delayed my review by making it disappear into their collection! In addition to your home library, this would be an excellent addition to school and public libraries.”


  Rachel Ramey/ Titus2Homemaker

“This book is the winner of a Mom’s Choice Award, a Creative Child Magazine Award, a National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Award, and a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Imaginative FUN faces of healthy foods
surrounded by food vocabulary in both languages serve to draw the children into the world of healthy eating, while the bilingual approach helps to address a large audience and introduce children to a new language and culture. “


  Lenore Webb, Crazed Mind

“I thought this was super cute.
I am always looking for new ways to get my kids interested in healthy foods and this is a cute book at that goes through their letters, while also teaching them the names of super healthy foods that are in the shape of a silly face. Cody seemed to really like it.”

  Jennie and Kim, Surviving Motherhood/ www.motherhoodsupport.com

“Editor Stephanie Maze and Photographer Renee Comet have designed a new dual-language book that teaches children to eat healthier and it’s not a bad way for adults to catch on either. 

The creators combined a beautiful array of healthy vegetables in a format that also teaches youngsters to learn their ABCs. Each page in the front of the book features a face crafted of the different vegetables which begin with that letter. For instance, on the “A” page, in both English and Spanish, the face is made of avocados, almonds, arugula, apricots etc. 

A second part of the book, which requires some adult help, allows children to interact in a tactile manner with the foods themselves by encouraging them to make their own food faces.”

  Teri Flatley/ BoomThis.com

“This would be a wonderful book in a bilingual household or bilingual preschool or elementary school classroom. Each 2-page spread features a letter of the alphabet, foods (in both English and Spanish) that begin with that letter, and a really cute face made of all the different foods. Healthy foods include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, cheese, and more! 

The end of this book has two great sections: one section describes the health benefits of the different foods in the book and the other has healthy food extension projects for parents and teachers. The extension projects include creative and tactile exploration of all different types of healthy foods.”
  Carrie Wells, Huppie Mama

Healthy Foods A-Z is a bilingual picture book that would be a positive addition to any preschool classroom.
Since it does not feature a story, it is not bedtime-friendly, but tailor-made for classroom discussions about identifying foods (small toddlers) and healthy food choices (older preschoolers). Each page consists of a face made out of food, which I found to be wildly creative. The later pages of the books feature activities to further teach children about fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods.”


  Katie Skelley/ Team Skelley

“Alphabet books are a dime a dozen, but Healthy Foods from A to Z stands out from the crowd by teaching kids their ABCs while familiarizing them with a variety of healthy foods....


My son and I enjoyed the section in the back of the book with fun facts abut the different foods that were featured. There were several interesting tidbits of information that I did not know, such as the fact that kiwis are sometimes called Chinese gooseberries. 

If you have a picky eater at home, I think this book might be a useful tool to get your child to try new foods. The book wasn’t able to inspire my son to develop a craving for collard greens, but he does want me to pick him up a papaya next time I go grocery shopping.”

  Dana Hinders, Smart Mom Picks

“...I was surprised by the amount of information that I found in this children’s book! There are so many ways that you can use this book and the ideas inside the book, and it may even help you with a picky eater!”


  Mary Williams, Lil Bit of Us

"Moonstone Press has outdone itself with its new children's book, Healthy Foods from A to Z/Comida Sana de la A a la Z.
From Apple to Zarzamora (blackberry), this Spanish-English bilingual hardcover book is developmentally appropriate for children three years old and up. It is not only entertaining, but serves the tri-fold function of teaching children their ABCs, about healthy foods, and emotions. ...At the end of the book are sections for parents that list activities from grocery store games, arts and crafts with healthy foods (ex: making an animal out of an apple with toothpicks, berries, and walnuts), and little known food facts. This book is recommended to elementary school teachers and any parent who has a hard time getting their young children to eat their fruits and vegetables!"
  Emily Davis, Portland Book Review   

"One way I have kept my children asking for more veggies is by offering them books to read and explore about produce from an early age on. Healthy Foods from A to Z is one of the best that I have seen,
and I am hoping it will be in your child's library soon!...No matter whether your kids are already champion veggie/fruit eaters or don't want to get near them with a 10-foot pole, this is a great book that you and your children will enjoy and learn a lot from!"

  Cara Nitz, Your World: Healthy and Natural   


Breastfeeding Around the World/
Amamantar alrededor del mundo

Awards

2012 Seal of Excellence Award
Creative Child Magazine/ Parenting Aids-Maternity category

2012 Mom’s Choice Silver Award
Health/ Nutrition/ Fitness & Safety category

Reviews

"I find breastfeeding so compelling in part because it transcends the social, ethnic, religious, and economic barriers that divide people. Breastfeeding Around the World beautifully illustrates breastfeeding's universality.

This book's gorgeous full-color breastfeeding photos feature ethnically diverse mothers and babies from a vast array of countries and cultures. Countries represented include Mexico, Ethiopia, the U.S., Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Canada, Madagascar, Italy, Afghanistan, Brazil, New Guinea, South Africa, and more. Its photos feature breastfeeding children of all ages, from newborns through older nurslings.

Both mothers and children will enjoy the simple English and Spanish text that gracefully accompanies the photos, such as 'A mother's milk is nature's gift' or 'Whether in the United States or faraway in Italy, a baby begins a healthier life because mom offers her child her own milk.' Its intimate and international breastfeeding portraits make this book the perfect addition to any WIC office, pediatric waiting room, or family home library."
                                                           — Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA,
                                                                Author, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple Co-author,
                                                                Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers


"Not only do our moms connect with the photos of their own culture, they can also see that breast-feeding is the norm in every part of the world. The sweet, tender images of mothers breastfeeding their babies evoke that very special feeling only a mom knows as she nurtures new life."
  — Edie Wiltsee, MPH, MS, CLC
     Program Director, WIC Monterey County California Health Department

"Breastfeeding Around the World is a beautiful and insightful look at the bond between a woman and her baby. This book is largely made up of photos, with simple text below (written in both English and Spanish). It would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift for any lover of breastfeeding, babies, photography, culture, or simply, motherhood."
  — Kelly Perotti, CribNotes.com

"Nos encanta este libro." ("We love this book").
  — ESPERA/ SER PADRES magazine
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Moments in the Wild
series
Awards

Scholastic Book Club selection:
Tender Moments in the Wild

Best Product/ Books
iParenting Media Awards

Best Children's Literature
Judges' Selection Early Childhood News Awards

(one of eight outstanding children's products for 2003)

Teacher's Choice Award

2 Early Childhood News Directors' Choice Awards, Book Division

Benjamin Franklin Silver Awards:
Best Children's Book
Best Cover Layout and Design

Readers Preference Editor's Choice Award

Reviews
"Preschoolers will be fascinated by these spectacular photographs. A natural selection for public and school libraries."
  — Kirkus Reviews

"It's simple enough for newly independent readers, but would be equally suited for one-on-one reading with preschoolers. Recommended for both libraries and bookstores."
  — School Library Journal

"Tender Moments is a beautiful photo-documentary book that delivers exactly what the title promises, with large lovely photos and simple text... Animal lovers will love this book."
  — Boston Sunday Globe (Tender Moments)

"Toddlers and parents alike will enjoy these delightful images."
  — Nature's Best Magazine

"This book is sure to warm anyone's heart. Though the prose is simple enough for a child to enjoy, the photographs and theme of the book will appeal to all generations."
  — (Tender Moments) National Wildlife Federation/Backyard Buddies

"You won't be able to resist saying ,' Aaw-w-w-w-w-!'" Special Moments in the Wild series captures rarity on film that creates beautiful books".
  — Nature Society News

"This is a fun way of looking at nature. You can see the best of ourselves in these creatures."
  —Joel Sartore, author of The Company We Keep,
    America's Endangered Species

"The photographs are absolutely stunning, the layout is engaging for children, and the text is perfect for our early readers in both English and Spanish."
  — Everybody Wins! Readers are Leaders & Storytime