- Book Style: Storybook for toddlers and kids
- Reading Level: 2 (Reading With Help due to: mid-range length and some difficult vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 5-7 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Oh so cute and colorful
- Age Target: 1-8 Years of Age
- Author: Meital Margulis
- Author’s Page: Meital Margulis
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon – $2.99 USD – Kindle
- Social Media Links: N/A
Let’s Go To Fruity Land is a cute storybook for toddlers and children alike. The story begins with our main character waking up in bed and finding herself in a wondrous forest filled fruit. She gets out of bed and meets fruit of all kinds. As she meets each different fruit, she learns something special about each one. At the end of the book, we see our tiny protagonist making a healthy choice and adding a bunch of strawberries to her breakfast plate.
We’ve reviewed a few books like this where the author (in this case Meital Margulis) is trying to provide a positive message about food. I know as a parent, I can use all the help I can get in the world of food as there are so many bad choices in the stores today. My kid can become a monster (and then a zombie) if he loads up on terribly sugar-laden foods. As such, I love that this book is bringing a positive message to eating fruit and I love that the author is helping parents with a difficult topic.
Now, if you’re a regular reader of our book reviews, you know that I’ve reviewed another book by Meital Margulis. It’s named The Land of Dreams and I can safely say that she has a very consistent writing and book composition style. One of the things that I love about her books is her willingness to build a rhyme on each page. She doesn’t simply explain that a banana is good for you. Instead she tells us “what a banana can do” is to give lots of “energy and potassium too!” See what she did there? Note just how easy it is to read something like that and then think about how much your child will retain with that kind of rhyming. The answer: a lot.
If the apple with the giant smile and teeth below isn’t enough to get you excited about the illustrations here, then I can’t help you. My little guy absolutely loved this apple. I absolutely the perspective in this picture (from behind the main character plus the smoky background), and this style carries throughout the book. It’s a great style and (again) it matches up with The Land of Dreams.
One thing to note about the illustrations in this book is just how positive they are. The book only contains illustrations where the characters appear to be happy and I think that works well with the positive message around eating fruit.
What can I say? I love resources like this for moms and dads. I love when I can take a cute, fun story and turn it into a lesson. I also love when my toddler simply absorbs the information in a book and makes it his own. When it only costs $2.99 USD, it’s even better. Head over to Amazon and purchase this book now.
Thanks for reading…with your toddlers,