$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-Harvey the Hippo; A Tale of Good Food Choices-Abby Pete Ends 8/1 | Miki's Hope

$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-Harvey the Hippo; A Tale of Good Food Choices-Abby Pete Ends 8/1

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Your children will simply love this rhyming story about a Hippo who eats too much of everything and anything. He eventually gets so fat that he floats up in the air and is taken around the world but unable to get back to the ground! While he is floating around he can't eat so he eventually loses enough weight that he is able to find his way back to the ground to where he lives. From then on he eats only what he is supposed to and lives happily ever after.

You will probably really enjoy reading this-I did! The illustrations are superb-sure to make both you and your child laugh. AND just maybe-it will get your child to start eating healthy foods instead of junk!!

Up in the sky... Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's Harvey the hippo floating by! 
As all hippos do, Harvey liked to eat a lot of food. But, unlike other hippos, Harvey liked to eat all kinds of food, especially treats and he liked to eat a lot of them. He ate so many treats that he floated up to the sky and around the world. He got to see many interesting sights but after a week of fun travel and not eating a thing, he got so thin he floated right back into his zoo where his family and friends, and a mound of lettuce, were waiting for him.

"Harvey the Hippo brings new delight to the body of read-aloud literature for young children. The rhythm of the poem is sure to engage the ear of many a three to six-year-old, and the vibrantly tinted illustrations are pure confection to the eye. Thank you, Harvey, for nourishing the inner life of the young child!" --Toni Seidl, child psychotherapist 

"As a pediatrician, I see the effects of unhealthy food choices on children every day. Harvey the Hippo is a fun, beautifully illustrated story that opens the door for families to discuss with young children how food choices affect their bodies". --Jamie Pinto, pediatrician 

"Our daughters loved the rhyming words, illustrations, and lessons learned about eating well in Harvey the Hippo. It was fun to join Harvey on his trip around the world. We were able to discuss geography, different cultures, and foods. This book will serve as a touchstone for our family to remind all of us to eat well and only enjoy treats in moderation." --Martha and Paul Sharkey, Founders, Today Is A Good Day 

From the Growing With Love Series from Loving Healing Press 

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Also available in audio!

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About the author
In a time long ago, Abby Pete retired from teaching English and started a family and a catering/takeout food business in central Pennsylvania. Years passed and she moved to Philadelphia, bringing her family, but not her business, with her. There she decided to pursue another of her interests, animals, and became a docent at the Philadelphia Zoo, where she can happily talk about hippos as well as the other animals in the collection. She has never actually seen a hippopotamus fly. She has four grandchildren, two of whom eat well and two do not.

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About the illustrator
Leslie Pontz is a fiber sculptor with a masters degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University where she did her thesis on children’s art, and was the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts as an Artist-in-residence. Leslie has shown internationally in invitational and juried exhibits in France, Brazil, Ireland, and Venezuela as well as throughout the U.S. She is the recipient of several awards for her work, which is featured in many private and public collections including but not limited to the Kamm, Best Western, Chestnut Hill Hotel and Philadelphia Museum of Art collections. Leslie lives with her husband Curt in Philadelphia, PA. Their five grown children have given them eight grandchildren.

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lildevilgirl22 said...

No I don't know anyone

sarh s said...

My middle child does. It took forever to get him to wear jeans or even keep clothes on. He also will only eat bland, yellow/tan ish in color foods. He loves buttered noodles, but up until this past spring he would only eat buttered noodles if they were spaghetti noodles. Now he'll eat elbow shape, but no other shape. So many other things!

Deb PelletierC said...

I don't think so, Not anyone.

Jeanna Massman said...

My grandson has some of the characteristics of a Spirited child which is somewhat similar. I also taught for many years and came into contact with students with various needs.

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I have never heard of this before. Your article and the books dealing with this disorder have enlightened me. Thank you.

Melanie B said...

I do not know anyone with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Kari B said...

I do not know anyone with Sensory Processing Disorder.

bellagirl07 said...

I do not know someone with Sensory Processing Disorder.

David Hollingsworth said...

I've never heard of Sensory Processing Disorder before.

Thomas Gibson said...

I have never heard of this before.

Christina Gould said...

I do not know someone with SPD and this is the first time I've heard of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Gould said...
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clc408 said...

No, I don't know anyone with the disorder.

PAIGE said...

No I do not.

susan1215 said...

I do not know anyone with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Clem said...

I don't know anyone with that disorder.

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