Kipper's Snacktime

Book review by
Ann Marie Sammataro, Common Sense Media
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Unfortunately, all the snacks are sweets.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Positive Messages

A majority of the food Kipper eats falls into the junk-food category, although one spread highlights a plate of fruits and vegetables for him.

Violence & Scariness
Language

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this book displays a veritable junk-food feast. Out of the five snacks featured, only one is healthy fare.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byNEVER SIGN UP F... October 31, 2010
this book was made for young children anyone over 7 or 8 or 9 would ever watch kipper or read kipper's books!
Kid, 12 years old May 27, 2011

May be persuading kids to eat junk-food

In this book, Kipper has lots of snacks and describes them to the reader. Unfortunately, the snacks are all junk food. He only eats one healthy food, the others... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old August 15, 2010

iffy ages 2-8

the bad message was the snacks wer sweets so the sweets turned into health food

What's the story?

It's snack time, and Kipper has a hankering for something yummy for his tummy. From cake to carrots, readers are asked to find some of Kipper's favorite snacks. Colorful illustrations feature a delectable display of goodies from which readers can choose, but many snacks are sweets.

 

Is it any good?

As with the other titles in this series about Kipper, the simply drawn and brightly colored illustrations are ideal for toddlers. But KIPPER'S SNACKTIME presents more of a challenge for readers, requiring them to distinguish between hot and cold and crunchy and wobbly, extending its appeal to the preschool set. The problem is that it displays a veritable junk-food feast featuring ice cream, cake, and a hot dog. Out of the five snacks featured, only one is healthy fare.

Toddlers eagerly identified their favorite treats. An extension activity that added a bit more challenge to the simple format for older preschoolers was to name more than one food in each category -- attempting to list, for example, as many crunchy, cold, and hot foods as they could.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about healthy snacks. Using the adjectives in the book -- such as crunchy, cold, etc. -- come up with favorite snacks that are good for you.

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