YUM YUMMY YUCK
By: Cree Lane and Amanda Jane Jones
Published: September 17, 2019
Publisher: Prestel Junior
After having our 6-month-old nephew at our house a few times to babysit, I am reminded how quickly they can get items into their mouths. Having a teenager and adult children, I don’t have to worry about that anymore or have my house childproofed. That’s why this book is so great for introducing the idea of ok and not ok things to put in their mouths and I’ll be sure to read it to our sweet little nephew when he is here.
This heavy-duty board book uses simple pictures with the terms yum, yummy, and yuck to describe what things are good to eat and what things are not. As toddlers learn what is yummy and yuck, they are sure to giggle over some of the yuck items.
The book begins with an ice cream cone (yum), a pear (yummy) and a booger on the tip of a finger (yuck). Then it offers a simple explanation of not eating yours or anyone else’s boogers and to use a tissue. Other yuck items include a bandaid, sand, or a crayon as well as other non-edible items.
I like how the book also encourages eating healthy items by calling them yummy and other once-in-a-while treats as yum. The book has a perfectly simple way of teaching kids in a fun way about eating good things and not putting things in our mouth that they shouldn’t.
Amanda Jane Jones is a graphic designer, art director, and was the founding designer and co-creator of Kinfolk, a quarterly lifestyle magazine. She is married to co-author Cree Lane Jones, a Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. Amanda and Cree live in Chicago with their two children, Jane and Miles. Their Instagram accounts have a combined 175,000 followers and counting. Follow them HERE and HERE.
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