{Picture Book Review} Before we eat

It’s almost Thanksgiving time. A time in which most of us indulge in lot’s of food, and we try to be thankful for it. No better book than this one ! It’s perfect for young readers, with large pictures and short and to the point explanations ! A beautiful read before Thanksgiving indeed !

But here is my Kiddo’s review πŸ˜‰

Before We Eat is a picture book about the journey of food from the farm to our table. The book shows all the different steps of growing food, plowing, sowing seeds, watering, and weeding. At harvest time, the farmers pick the produce, even in harsh weather. It also tells the journey of dairy products, how pigs get fed, how eggs are collected, and even how commercial fishing is done. From wheat farming to honeybees, all these are described in beautiful yet easy to understand ways.

Explanations and illustrations continue the journey of food through the warehouses, the truck drivers, the grocery workers, and the people in our families who finally bring the groceries home. At the end of the book, it shows a family giving thanks to those hard workers all over the world.

I really liked this book because it shows how foods get into our kitchens. The pictures were unique, and if you look in the back of the book, you can read how the illustrator made these by carving images on wooden blocks backward, then painting them and using them like a stamp. I also liked the info on how to plant a garden–it happens to be one of my favorite activities. I would recommend this book to anyone four and up as a great read-aloud.

Very Rich { kids book review }

This was such a beautiful book that we reviewed last year and haven’t had a chance to post about yet. It is the perfect winter read and also along with the Christmas time. If you enjoy Roald Dahl , or magical adventures don’t miss this one πŸ™‚Β 

Very Rich is an entertaining book about ten-year-old Rupert who lives with his large but poor family. One morning on Christmas, he begins his walk to school only to realize it’s, of course, closed on Christmas. On his way home, he passes one of the largest mansions in his town. Not paying attention, he suddenly stumbles into the large gate of the house. He feels a jolt of electricity going through his body and he faints. When he wakes up, the Rivers, the richest family in town, invite him for Christmas dinner as an apology. Everything Rupert has ever dreamt of is nearly offered to him. The Rivers invite him for a day of family games, where he wins some amazing prizes, he hopes to share with his poor family. But instead of being able to keep the prizes they get taken away and he gets taken on some other crazy adventures.

The book reminded a bit of some Roald Dahl adventures. It was magical and adventurous and very fun to read. The story also reminds you of being thankful for the things you have. This would be a great book for kids ten years old and up.