Janey Junkfood’s Fresh Adventure!: Making Good Eating Great Fun!
Barbara Storper, MS, RD
FoodPlay Productions (2008)
Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 10) for Reader Views (3/08)
Do you want to eat better? Do you find yourself always wanting junk food even if you know it’s not good for you? Maybe you just want to get to know more about better food choices. If you do and don’t want to read about how to diet or want a book that stresses dieting, you need to pick up “Janey Junkfood’s Fresh Adventure!”
Janey and her dog Tobi, which is pronounced ‘to be,’ are your guides throughout the book. They go through an average day and explain what choices are available to you. Not skipping breakfast is stressed. You might think you will lose weight or be healthier by skipping it, but it’s simply not true. If you skip breakfast, you are skipping nutrition that will be used through your whole day. This book is very easy to read and is a fun book without sounding preachy or too technical for kids to understand.
The pictures by Frances Schneid are awesome! They are bright and colorful. The ones that look like photos in a scrapbook are so funny and just add to the delight of this book. I think kids of all ages will enjoy this book and learn a lot about nutrition while having a lot of fun. In my opinion, the ideal audience would be kids in grades 2-6 but this could definitely prove to be enjoyable for kids outside those ranges. I wish Barbara Storper and Frances E. Schneid combine their talents together for more great books about issues that are important for kids to understand!
One taste of “Janey Junkfood’s Fresh Adventure!” and you won’t be satisfied till you are done indulging in the pages of the whole book!