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SHOWDOWN AT THE FOOD PYRAMID by Rex Barron

SHOWDOWN AT THE FOOD PYRAMID

By Rex Barron (Author) , Rex Barron (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: June 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-399-23715-1
Publisher: Putnam

“Once there was a happy and strong food pyramid that worked hard to show people what to eat each day.” But then the likes of Candy Bar, Donut, and Hot Dog appear on the scene. They begin to boot the healthy foods off the pyramid, starting with poor Granny Smith. The fruits and vegetables plan their next move, but there are just too many of the invaders. But when the pyramid suddenly crashes under its own weight, the veggies seize their chance to rebuild according to the chart on the wall. As each food group takes its rightful place, readers learn that food’s importance to good nutrition. And when the sweets come and politely ask to have a place on the pyramid, the foods agree that variety is the spice of life and give them the topmost layer. Barron’s foods have expressive faces that perfectly accompany the text and add the humor that will make this a favorite . . . that is, until kids figure out that they are learning at the same time. A bit pedantic, but useful. (Picture book. 4-8)