You Are What You Eat
ome of you will know that from time to time I run the here (erm… yep the club doors for April haven’t opened yet…) which all stemmed from the seemingly never-sending saga of DD’s fussy eating habits. So when the new paperback edition of Serge Bloch’s illustrated children’s book
popped through the letter box I was ready to be amused.
Playing on grown-up idioms like ‘eat my words’ and the images they could create in the minds of children, You Are What You Eat features a toddler with tunnel vision when it comes to his diet. I empathise. Or rather DD would.
The book is charmingly illustrated with a clever combination of line drawings and photographs by Serge Bloch who won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators and created art for numerous adult and children’s books. (He also illustrates for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Newsweek. I’m a bit in awe.) It’s aimed at children aimed four and up but, and I speak from experience here, their parents will probably steal it for a chuckle from time to time too.
Thankfully (spoiler alert!) everything turns out all right in the end and the little boy realises that when it comes to food, variety is the spice of life. Now if he could just come over here and teach that to my daughter, I’d be forever grateful.
I know I won’t be alone in loving this book. So I’m delighted to be able to give away a copy to three of you lovely lot. All you need to do is leave me a comment below with the food that always tempts your little one to eat (yep, I’m looking for new ideas people).
The all important small print:
I was sent a copy of You Are What You Eat
by Serge Bloch (published by Sterling, ISBN: 9781402797606, Price £5.99) to review and offered three copies to give away. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, one entry per household, and will be open until 6am (ish) on Friday 20th April 2012. There is no cash alternative. The three winners will be chosen at random via Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen, again at random. You don’t have to subscribe to Bod for tea or like my or follow me on as part of your entry. (But I wouldn’t complain if you did!)
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