|Taking care of me : healthy habits with Sesame Street
Author: Schuh, Mari C.
What is a habit? How do we make habits that are good for us? With help from their Sesame Street friends, young readers learn about the good choices they can make every day.
Kirkus Reviews (12/01/20)
School Library Journal (01/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2021 PreS-Gr 1—This informational, colorful picture book features the beloved characters of Sesame Street, who provide information about practicing healthy habits. The text recommends familiar behaviors, including eating fruits and vegetables, enjoying movement and exercise, wearing sunscreen, and getting enough sleep. The text also emphasizes the importance of staying home when you are ill, wearing a mask in public, and washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds by singing the ABCs. Spending time with loved ones and taking part in enjoyable activities are other examples of healthy behaviors. The book features clear, concise sentences; the images depict recognizable Sesame Street characters and racially diverse children and their families who practice each healthy habit. One photograph shows a girl who has Down syndrome running track, but otherwise, the people appear to be straight-size and able-bodied. An index and a short glossary are included. VERDICT A solid choice for developing public health collections for the very young.—Kelly Topita, Anne Arundel County P.L., MD - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 02/15/2021 Upbeat and positive, this book includes timely images of children and Muppets wearing fun face coverings. The text emphasizes personal responsibility, encouraging children to develop healthy habits as important facets of self-care, not simply because an adult says to. The book is divided into three sections: Healthy Me, Being Healthy, and Make It a Habit. Bright graphics and color photos show children of varying skin and hair colors along with popular Sesame Street characters as they demonstrate such healthy habits as eating fruits and vegetables, brushing and flossing teeth, bathing and washing hands, using sunscreen, wearing bike helmets, resting, and exercising. Mental health is addressed with an appropriately light touch, recommending that readers do things that make you happy,” like dancing or playing soccer. Easy-to-read, direct text is printed with plenty of space around the letters and occasionally appears in large speech bubbles. While it is aimed at a young audience, the book also includes helpful nonfiction text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and index. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.