Jake Goes Peanuts

I came across “Jake Goes Peanuts” (preschool to Grade 1) the other day at the library. After reading a couple of pages, I decided to take it home to read during lunch with my kids. The book is funny, silly and has a very important message. It’s about a boy named Jake who only eats peanut butter. His parents decide to only give him peanut butter for the next week in an attempt for him to try new foods. By the end of the week, Jake is very sick of peanut butter and ready to venture on to trying new foods. The illustrations and rhyming make it a very engaging book to listen to  and read to your child. Language concepts include: discussing your child’s likes and dislikes with regard to various foods, answering “wh”questions, similes, shapes (the illustrations have many hidden shapes in them), literacy (rhyming), feelings (ask your child how he feels when given tuna casserole), expanding vocabulary, sequencing, and adjectives (the writing is very descriptive about foods) to name a few. It also touches on “peanut allergies” which is a good time to discuss what “allergies” are since many children go to “nut free” preschools.

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