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Yummy Stories is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient and Beverly Hills Book Awards Winner.
This book has truly gone too far. First, it inspires kids to read it aloud. Then, it makes them laugh and sing, and to top it all, it whets their appetite for veggies. How about that! And even though it encourages healthy eating habits, this yummy book is not "preachy" but fun.

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Paperback, 2, 56 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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A.E. Albert
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 ar
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Erik This Kid Reviews Books
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It’s awesome how this book multitasks – it teaches about eating veggies and fruits (they take place in the stories, and they’re in the background – often part of the scenery), but it also teaches life lessons on being kind, friendly, honest, etc. The illustrations are really cute and make you feel great inside. The mini-stories it has are told like old-time fairy tale, or are played off of one. There are six stories in all. Ms. Alexander’s style is a cute, warm story. Not many Self-Published Boo ...more
Christy
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Adorable! Each of the short stories for kids had clear messages about eating healthier, yet it wasn't overly forced in any way. The illustrations highlighted the words in the creative stories. I think kids will find it to be a sweet treat, as will parents!
Lauren
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, kids
adorable characters and fun a pictures! cute fun read! We especially loved the food art at the end and now we will be trying to make those!
Johanna
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, reviewed
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Get ready for a delicious adventure!

Yummy Stories is a collection of six modern folk and fairy tales that kids of all ages will adore.

Full of beautiful, vibrant illustrations by Anda Cofaru, these imaginative stories make healthy food fun and look delicious at the same time- a brilliant way to encourage kids to eat their veggies!

Follow the stories of unforgettable characters, like a brave little pea who wants to grow tall, or a greedy giant who swallowed the carrots whole. Find out what happen
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Charles
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
These six stories feature the properties of fruits and vegetables and the good they do for you when you eat them. Small villages, kings, princesses and children interact with animals of all types, from a baby dinosaur to butterflies, a dog, a rooster, a rabbit, frogs and bees. There is also a giant, a witch and three beautiful fairies and no really evil creatures.
The main point is to wrap a fairy tale style story around the concept of eating healthier. It is very well illustrated, colorful an
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Chris The Story Reading Ape
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-reviewed
Wonderfully illustrated with colour drawings, these six bite sized, easy to understand stories are a treat to read; and one of them (The conceited Strawberry Princess) gives your child the opportunity to finish that story with any ending they'd like.
The characters include Princesses, a Dinosaur, a Giant, a Frog, a Witch and even a singing pea.
A very professionally done, but FUN way to help encourage young kids to eat and enjoy vegetables and fruit.
Don't forget to use different funny voices for e
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Autumn
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
We received this book to give an honest review.

K and I read this book one story per night at bedtime. He kept asking me every night can we read another story in the book and I had to tell him no because we needed to extend the story.
Each story is unique and beautifully illustrated. There is a lesson within each story that is perfect for the older kids that can understand it. There is some rhyming within the stories so that makes it fun to read along with the some funny parts. The stories are fai
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Yvonne Mullen
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Six fractured fairy tales that each carry a strong message/lesson about eating healthy and living right. Yummy Stories has endless possibilities in the classroom setting.
Reading:
• What makes a story a fairy tale? Character roles?
• Fluency taught through the rhythm, rhyme and character voices
• Lesson/moral of a story
• Inferring
• Compare/contrast fractured fairy tale to original fairy tales
• Tricky words – great context clues to help the reader infer
Social Skills:
• Settling a dispute
• Sharing, coo
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Tima
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
There are six stories in this little book that all center around fruits and vegetables. Each story is told in a fairy tale style with lyrical and rhyming words. The references to the food is subtle, but still predominate in the story. The authors intent is to encourage healthy eating habits and put a positive light on fruits and vegetables. The illustrations are colorful and fill every page.

My daughter enjoyed the book and asked me to read a couple of the stories again. I'm not sure if the book
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Heather Howard
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This book is cute and the illustrations are lovely. Some of the words in it though are quite big for most children to understand. The lessons at the end of each story were a cute addition though I do not find that they really help explain what happens in the stories very well....most of the stories revolve around eating your veggies which no matter how "fairytale"-like you make it, my children do care to read about it.
This book would be good for those who live "holistic", earthy, hippy, all natu
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Cheryl
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

YUMMY STORIES is a beautifully illustrated book that is fun to read and is a ingenious way to get the youngsters to eat their fruits and veggies.

There are six folk tales in the book that include a princess, a giant, fairies, a dinosaur, and much more, each with a clever rhyme about the benefits of eating fruits or veggies or being kind to the environment.

The author also does food art and the last page of the book shows examples of that work.

This i
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Sheree Gibson
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Friendly and vibrant pictures draw you in. I would recommend this book for ages preschool through third grade (2-8 years old). Advanced vocabulary leads to further discussions. Rhyming, animal sounds, and descriptive story telling keep listeners interested. The use of fruits and veggies encourages healthy eating all while entertaining. Life skills lessons are also incorporated; encouragement, teamwork, stealing, bragging, sharing, communicating, bossy, greedy, and respect; just to name a few. A ...more
Randy
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The author gives us six entertaining stories with kings and princesses, fairies, a dinosaur, the animals, insects, and plants. Each story gives the child reading, or being read to, a lesson in sharing, co-operation, the sin of vanity and greed, generosity,

A word about the artwork. More than just images on a page, full illustrations in a child sure to catch a small child's eye with the bright colors.

Wonderful little book.
Shree
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
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Prose and poetry come together to create cute stories for young learners to encourage them to eat a spectrum of foods especially fruits and vegetables. The characters are funny and fond of eating :) The stories end with a moral which I find refreshing. The book ends with a coloring page and food art which are both feast for eyes and hands.
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Lil L. Alexander is a preschool teacher who encourages her students to live holistic, healthy lifestyles. She conducts children's workshops on the relationship between food and health and the origins of the foods we eat.

An organic gardener since 2007, Alexander grows her own fruit, vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs. She is also a unique food artist, creating landscapes and characters from the
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