Author and poet Kathy Brodsky draws on her 40 years of experience as a clinical social worker to write children's books that tap into universal themes and emotions. Kathy's latest book, Stover, is about a pig determined to eat right and stay in shape. Kathy's books have been used by educators as the basis for school lessons and include questions to spur family and classroom discussions.
Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. Now, with around 12.5 million obese children aged 2-19 in America, Stover's message is more important than ever.
Review: I read Stover to my 5 year old daughter. She really enjoyed the book and since I am constantly educating my children on how to make healthy choices, she was very familiar with the theme. The illustrations, by Cameron Bennet, were great. The story pages contained a couple of short sentences that rhymed. At the end of the book, there were a number of questions that allowed Bella and I to have a discussion on how to live a healthy lifestyle. I asked Bella to tell me what to write in my review and she stated, "I love everything about it. Can we read it again!"
Buy it here: You can purchase Stover from Kathy Brodky's website. The hard cover book (with sleeve) retails for $19.99.
I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own (and Bella's).