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Kipper's Snacktime

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Unfortunately, all the snacks are sweets.

What parents need to know

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.

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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.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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.

Book details

Author:Mick Inkpen
Illustrator:Mick Inkpen
Genre:Picture Book
Book type:Fiction
Publisher:Harcourt Brace
Publication date:January 1, 1999
Number of pages:10
Publisher's recommended age(s):2 - 4

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 19, 2012

kippers snacktime

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. 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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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 are sweets.
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!

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