Yummy Stories is a delightful collection of six fun, original modern folk and fairy tales centered on healthy eating - perfect for children ages 4 to 8 (including picky eaters and fussy eaters). The stories are accompanied by rich, entertaining artwork. Children will discover broccoli forests, mushroom houses, clouds of cauliflower, exciting adventures (always positive) and many fascinating and believable characters: a very funny singing pea, a hungry dinosaur, three squabbling fairies, a gluttonous giant, a princess and a knight from Strawberryland, a mighty emperor who simply adored… cabbage.
Yummy Stories is a magical world of fruits and vegetables created by a writer who is also a teacher, food artist, organic gardener and mother. The writing style is very pleasing and effective. Filled with earthy rhymes, each of Alexander's stories ends with a short poem summarizing the story's lesson and suggesting a healthy eating habit. The book includes an interactive story whose ending depends on what the reader decides.
Learning healthy behavior at a young age encourages lifelong habits. Teach your children healthy eating habits with this fascinating storybook – a real treasure for every parent!
A singing pea, a hungry dinosaur, vain fairies and gluttonous giant....and many more vibrant characters are to be found in Lil Alexander's children's book, Yummy Stories.
Yummy stories is a collection of children's fairy tales. Each story tells it's own tale of entertaining characters who find themselves thrown into a magical adventure. It not only tells wonderful stories, but each express important messages about healthy eating habits.
Each story contains original and colorful caricatures who are engaging and fun. They possess the perfect personalities to draw in any young reader.
I greatly enjoyed the author's writing style and it is on par with traditional fairy tale story telling. There is rhyming and line repetition, but is used when appropriate and is not over done. Each story used variations of these styles, making each tale separate from the other.
Wonderful illustrations are as necessary to a children's book as the actual story. I adored Anda Cofaru's pictures. They are large and cover the entire page, drawing in the reader. The colors used are vibrant and rich, bringing to life L'il Alexander's equally vibrant and rich tale.
Yummy Stories: Six Stories to Stimulate Your Mind and Appetite is a children's book written by Lil L. Alexander and illustrated by Anda Cofaru. Each story is a fairy tale or fable. The Pea and the Princess may remind some readers of Jack and the Beanstalk as well as the more obvious fairy tale. Cheekerchuck is the story of an old woman who finds a giant egg in her garden. The Three Garden Fairies is the story of a man and his dog who find a bridge to an enchanted wood where fairies are quarreling about who should be crowned queen. The Strawberry That Liked to Brag is an interactive story whose ending depends on what the reader decides.
Lil L. Alexander's children's book, Yummy Stories, is filled with stories about vegetables and fruits. Sounds pretty tame, right? Wrong! Each of these very yummy stories is a perfect little gem of a fractured fairy tale. They're clever and witty and designed to make you smile with delight as you read -- and, unless you're made of stone, smile you will. Alexander's rhymes are elegant and earthy all at once, and they're never forced or obvious. These stories beg to be read aloud, and I had to restrain myself from doing just that as I read. Anda Cofaru's illustrations are superb! Each page is a giant watercolor filled with lush green landscapes where giant broccoli stalk trees seem very much in place. I especially loved the asparagus-spear fence in the strawberry tale. Yummy Stories is a yummy book indeed, and it is most highly recommended.