The Good Bad Kids: Episode #1 Fast Food Fred
By Thomas Gowan
Fred secretly trades his boring lunches for exciting ones but soon discovers the downside of such a dietary switch-a-roo.
An all you can eat buffet of rhymes, adventure and beautifully detailed images, with a not-so-subtle nod to the importance of healthy eating.
This book was great for my 7 year old son. It's a longer picture book because it has more pages than typical picture books but it doesn’t have a ton of words on each page. This made my son feel like he was flying through a chapter book. The easy to read rhyming is a great bonus that helps the story flow nicely. The story begins with Fred and he is amazing at baseball. He can run really fast and catch everything. At school, Fred sees other kids eating candy, chips and drinking pop for lunch. Fred only gets to eat healthy food and feels left out. That night, Fred protests at dinner because he wants to eat junk food. At school he gets a coupon for a free portion of poutine at the Burger Shack. While at the restaurant, Fred meets a boy who agrees to trade his lunch with him everyday for a week. The first time Fred eats fried chicken. That night at the game, Fred noticed he was sweating more than normal, had a pain in his side and couldn’t run as fast as he normally does. Read to find out the rest of the story. The story is very fun and engaging, the illustrations are really well done, and there is a very good lesson about how junk food and healthy foods affect our bodies.
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