A couple of months ago, I received a book for children called Larvie Learns a Lesson. That day, we were set to go on a visit to Balay Bato–a stone house that was designed to blend in with nature. There were no walls and no gates. It was a product of bio-engineering.
On the way out of our house, my mother-in-law handed me the package containing this book and my five-year-old daughter Dindin was so happy to have a new book to bring to our outing. She read it while we were traveling. While at Balay Bato, she enjoyed the scenery and the explanation how the house and the fixtures came to be, but when the adults kept on talking she continued reading her book. She even showed the book to one of my blogger-friends and told her the story.
You see, Dindin has always been concerned about healthy eating. She doesn’t eat candy, hotdogs, and other junk food. When I give her something, she would ask if it is junk or under what food group it belongs (go, grow, or glow food). When we go to the grocery, she refuses to get chips for us. She also deliberately exercises in order not to be overweight. She has that mindset even when she was a toddler that she would make her rather heavy aunt exercise whenever she comes to visit us. That is why this book is such a hit for her. Up until now, she remembers Larvie and uses that name whenever she sees a caterpillar or imagines playing with a caterpillar character that turns into a butterfly. The book has such a huge impact on her, primarily because she is health-conscious to the point of putting our health practices as parents to shame.
Larvie learns a lessons is a concise and well-written book by Mickey Seger, MD.; Melinda V. Gonzales, PA-C; and Terive Duperier, MD and illustrated by Joshua Allen that brings a simple message–if you do not watch what you eat and do not engage yourself in physical activity, then you will become overweight and will suffer health problems. It is a great book that brings this powerful message to young children in a simple yet interesting manner because of colorful illustrations. With many young people in America having health problems because of bad diets and lack of physical exercise, this is an eye opener.
Larvie Learns a Lesson is surely an interesting reading material for young children ages 4 to 10 years old. For younger children, parental supervision might be necessary. For advanced readers like Dindin, she did not need it. Hopefully, this book will reach a wide readership so that the problem of obesity in young children will be corrected early on.
Adults may benefit from this, too. If you read Larvie Learns a Lesson, you will realize that there is really no need for fancy diets, diet pills, and expensive treatments just to lose weight. Just eat healthy foods in moderate portions and exercise so that you can prevent a lot of lifestyle diseases.
Thank you for this book,BMI!