Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ABCs of Health and Safety

This picture book by Melissa Abramovitz is an original and creative way to teach kids two things at the same time; the alphabet and how to care for themselves. For that reason it should be especially useful for preschool teachers and parents of young kids.

The author managed to find two relevant words for every letter of the alphabet that relate to healthy habits.

Young kids can learn the meaning of words like 'quiescence' and 'sufficient' from the context and will be reminded several times of the importance of exercise and a balanced diet. They'll also get some wise advice they might not find in other books for their age group, such as not skating on thin ice.

The illustrations by Alexander Morris are bright, cheerful, and as energetic as the kids who follow the advice in ABC's of Health and Safety will be.

9 comments:

Penelope Cole said...

Hi Jan, Enjoyed your review and this book. Thanks for encouraging it for young kids. I like Melissa's use of more advanced vocabulary. All of us need to stretch some. It's part of learning and growing. Blessings and success.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Penelope.

Nancy Stewart said...

Nice review of this book. I hope it does well, and thanks, Jan, for calling attention to it.

Susan Hornbach said...

Great review Jan. I thought this book was a wonderful study for kids on safety and health; a great tool for teachers and parents also.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Nancy and Susan. I hope the book helps lots of kids.

Donna J. Shepherd, Author of Love Under the Bubble Wrap said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review!

Kai Strand said...

Sounds great. I too love when an author slips in some advanced vocabulary.

Thanks for sharing your review, Jan.

Liam Maher said...

Nice review Jan. This book should go well for Melissa considering the subject matter and educational vocabularly.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you Donna, Kai and Liam.