Sandy Wants a Candy


Children - Grade K-3rd
27 Pages
Reviewed on 02/25/2017
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Sandy has a sweet tooth. She loves to eat candy, cakes and ice cream. Anything sweet will do. One day, Sandy challenges her mother to guess what sweet delight she wants that day. Sandy’s mother goes through the entire list of Sandy’s favorites, but she can’t guess what Sandy wants. Then Sandy surprises her mother by telling her that she wants something that is not man-made; something that is nature grown. She wants one of nature’s special sweet treats.

Author Sigalit Benbenishti is a naturopath. She helps people develop healthy eating patterns. She believes that children copy their parents' habits, including their eating habits. So, by teaching the parents how to eat healthily, she is also teaching the children. Her picture book story, Sandy Wants a Candy, is one of her many children’s books that help young children learn important life lessons. In this story, the little girl, Sandy, learns that sweets might be delicious, but there are healthier sweets that are more natural and much healthier to eat. The child even surprises the mother by insisting on having a healthy sweet as a treat.

Using colorful illustrations and lots of playful dialogue, the author leads the young reader through a fun game played between mother and daughter. Each question the mother asks might also prompt the young reader to come up with a suggestion of what the special sweet treat is. The author promotes positive mother- daughter bonding as well as healthy eating choices. Well done!