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April 2, 2015

Yummy Stories: six stories to stimulate your mind and appetite by Lil L. Alexander

Six stories to stimulate
your mind and appetite
Vol. 1
Lil L. Alexander

Anda Cofaru

Awards: Best Picture Book Ages 4-8 - Beverly Hills Book Awards; Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient; Children's Inspirational Finalist - Beverly Hills Book Awards
This book has truly gone too far. First, it inspires kids to read it aloud. Then, it makes them laugh and sing, and to top it all, it whets their appetite for veggies. How about that! And even though it encourages healthy eating habits, this yummy book is not "preachy" but fun.

Six fascinating folk tales with vibrant illustrations are set to take children to a magical world, with unforgettable characters. Talking vegetables, a hungry dinosaur, fairies, giants and a cabbage-loving emperor are ready to delight early readers with their adventures in the wild. Each story includes rhymes, entertaining sounds and concludes with a short poem. One of these stories is also interactive: children can choose the proper ending. The book contains a coloring page and a tricksy game where readers have to discover characters hidden in other stories, as well as cleverly disguised vegetables. The artwork is exciting and unique, featuring mushroom houses, clouds made of cauliflower, broccoli forests or asparagus fences.

All of these elements are masterfully mixed since the writer is also a teacher, a food artist, an organic gardener, and a parent. This rich and fulfilling collection of stories encourages healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. And you know what the best part is? It's fun, and children adore it. 

Try it and see for yourself!
Yummy Stories has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom's Choice Awards®.

Product Details

  • Series: Read aloud; Volume: 1
  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (December 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1502596393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1502596390
Lil L. Alexander Lil L. Alexander is an award-winning author and a preschool teacher who encourages her students to live holistic, healthy lifestyles. She conducts children's workshops on the relationship between food and health and the origins of the foods we eat.An organic gardener since 2007, Alexander grows her own fruit, vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs. She is also a unique food artist, creating landscapes and characters from the products of her garden. You can view her amazing food art at www.instagram/lillalexander.

A mother of two, Alexander is working on a number of projects in addition to Yummy Stories, including picture books, parenting books and healthy, child-friendly cookbooks. She firmly believes a healthy lifestyle from a
 child's first day of life has an enormous impact on physical and mental well-being.

Children and parents,
This is not just a storybook with nice pictures.  Are you ready to discover all the goodies that lay hidden within?  Look at every page. Can  you find
any hidden fruits and vegetables/ Yummy! Could those trees be broccoli? Could those clouds be cauliflowers?  Fruits and vegetables are 
awesome! Go and find all the surprises!
Oh, and one more thing.  Two of the main characters have cleverly snuck in other stories.  If you find them, send me an email at  I'd be thrilled!
Yours truly,

This book written by children's author, Lil L. Alexander is lovely illustrated by Anda Cofaru.  The book is an educating children's book that has 6 short stories that introduces children to the healthy, yummy world of veggies.  The book will make those little minds work and stir up those appetites.
There are adventures with characters such as Peachy Pea, Cheekerchuck the Dinosaur, the Three Garden Fairies.  At the end of the stories are lessons to be learned.  The author did a very nice job of showing children how vegetables are so important in their diet.  The book isn't written just for little children but older children also.  The lessons presented are important ones that need to be reminded of often.  The illustrator, Anda Cofaru has made some wonderful pictures that are colorful and interesting.  Each page will present some detail from some other page that the reader may have missed. The book is very colorful and interesting, with a page near the back for coloring.  It is also educating about healthy diets.  Make sure you read the note from the author right above this review.  A wonderful and educating book with lessons on healthy eating.  Every child should have this book on their shelf to be read over and over again.  I hope this author is working on her next wonderful book.

I was given a complimentary copy of YUMMY STORIES from the author, Lil L. Alexander for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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