Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids.

I give this book:  5 stars!

Heres what it says on the back of the book:   

"The New York Times bestseller that's changing America's diet is now perfect for young readers. “What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you."

 My review:

I know your thinking: Why don't you read the real version instead of the kids version? 
Well first, have you seen the real version? haha it's pretty big. This is not the kind of book you read for fun. If you want to know where your food comes from, then you read this to get more information. This book is for kids, so he (Michael Pollan) breaks in down so they can understand better. For me, this book really made me think. It kinda opens your eyes. But I'll tell you something right now. You NEVER going to want to go back to McDonalds again. This book is very much like the movie "Food Inc."  It tells you were your food comes from, how it's made in the factory's, and how the animals are treated.  He goes and trys three types of dinners: The fast food dinner,where he goes and gets McDonalds, the big organic dinner which is the stuff that, when you go to the store, that says that it's "Orgainic", and the real organic dinner, where he hunts and finds his own food. He figures out what is the best meal and whats better for you. I liked this book a lot. It really helped me open my eyes and see what fast food is really like. He also goes into being a Vegetarian and see if that is the better way to be healthy. I highly recommend this book to people who don't really know where there food comes from or who are interested in what happens behind the scenes, in fast food joints. But I will warn you now, this book is not a book to read for fun. I probably won't read it again but that doesn't mean it wasn't good it just means that it's just not the kind of book you read again. It's more like a reference book. I really liked this book and I think if you read it, you will too.


Brock Brasil said...

i would ask u what this book is about but i started to read and said IM VEGAN i dont need this! hahaha

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