Love Your Body

The Fruitable Friends Volume 1

Children - Grade K-3rd
24 Pages
Reviewed on 03/17/2016
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Author Biography

My name is Heidi Fralick. I am a mother of three children and healthy living has always been an emphasis in our home. It has always been a goal of mine to branch out and educate young children on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and life skills.

In pursuit of this goal, I am happy to introduce The Fruitable Friends. The Fruitable Friends are a group of eight delightful fruit and vegetable headed characters I created to bring positive messages about nutrition, exercise and various other life skills to children.

The idea for The Fruitable Friends came to me one day in 2003. As I sketched each one, their names, unique personalities, and reason for creation became clear to me. I felt strongly that The Fruitable Friends and their messages would be a positive and entertaining influence for young children.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Love Your Body by Heidi Fralick is about a number of Fruitable Friends that have great ideas for you and your body as you grow. These special fruitable friends are Wally Melon, Granny Grape, Bubba Banana, Aggie Apple, Stan Strawberry, Penny Pear, Bert Broccoli, and Chet Carrot. All of these special friends have one special goal in mind, and that is teaching you how to take care of the amazing machine called your body. Just reading the names of these characters and learning about each one was enjoyable for me.

Love Your Body: The Fruitable Friends Volume 1 would be good for every child to read. There is so much peer pressure today among children, it would definitely help if they could each identify the different things their bodies do for them. I also like the way Heidi Fralick so smoothly deals with questions such as: why is my hair this color, or I want blue eyes like my friend, or why can't I be tall like my friend? And other questions such as: am I different because I'm a different color, or why can't I be smart like him?

It is so important for children to realize that they are acceptable, no matter who they are and what they look like. This is the first book I've read of author Heidi Fralick, and I am really impressed with the way she wrote this book to attract all children. And I can't forget the graphics! The pictures are fantastic, the colors are bright and vibrant, and this would be the first book I would spot on any bookshelf!