I don’t have kids, but I really like them because they’re hilarious, adorable and irrational. When I do have kids one day, I absolutely plan to raise them to have the healthy habits it took me so long to learn. So when I received my early copy of Sarah Fragoso’s new children’s book Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship, I was excited to see how she plans to teach the world’s kids how to love real food. For those who have never visited Everyday Paleo, first, I say shame on you! Second, you really should check it out because it eliminates the “I don’t have time to make real food” excuse. Sarah is a mother of three, a trainer, an author, a blogger, a speaker and if she can do all that and still feed her family, you can too.
Bottom line: I LOVED THIS BOOK! Yes, the 20-something hardcore, CrossFit caveman likes a kid’s book, deal with it. What I liked so much about the book was that it is a well-crafted story about three superheroes who each have something to teach Jimmy, the child who’d rather go hungry than eat delicious paleo food; it’s reminiscent of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in that way. There are lessons on farming, cooking, and how food affects energy, mood and learning. Sarah even manages to sneak in a picture of inflamed enterocytes to make us science nerds happy!
The daughter of a children’s book author, Sarah has certainly picked up the trade and makes the characters and morals pop off the page and really stick with the reader. To round out the great story, the book is filled with shopping lists and kid-friendly recipes. And I have been assured that the Paleo Pals will return in The Paleo Pals Cookbook. All in all, if you have kids and are looking for a good way for them to buy in on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, this book is a great choice. I look forward to reading it to my kids one day.