Praise for Tommy the Tomato
Not only did the book educate me — it talks about some fruits and vegetables totally foreign to me (Ugli fruit, anyone?) — but it had my daughter and I giggling as we read about how the fruits and vegetables provide vitamins to help ward off colds and whatnot. [ Read More ]
As a Family Medicine Physician for more than 16 years, I've witnessed the increasing epidemic of obesity in adults and children. Children who become overweight in childhood will likely struggle with obesity for the duration of their adult life. Tommy the Tomato and his friends represent foods providing necessary vitamins and antioxidants that support important bodily functions. Many of these foods are also low in calories and high in fiber making them nutritious snacks. This book is designed not just for your children but for you as well: enjoy the lessons Tommy has to teach and put them into action for your kids and the adults in your family too!
Eric Taylor, MD
San Diego, California
Tommy the Tomato is not as healthy as he could be. He has all kinds of things wrong with him from rashes to being overly tired. His fellow classmates give him information on different fruits and vegetables to eat that will make him fight off diseases and keep his system on a more even keel. Each character is a letter of the alphabet and a fruit or vegetable. Some are well known and others are new to readers but all the information is of sound nutritional value to kids and adults as well. Holt, who is a graduate of the University of Florida nutrition college, writes about what he knows and passes on his knowledge in an easy and fun way for all of us to take heed and eat better and be healthier.
The Midwest Book Review
Tommy the Tomato Book Excerpts
for Barry the Banana
It was the first day of P.E. and the kids began to play basketball. Tommy the Tomato fell to the groun d in pain, grabbing his leg. He had a cramp in his leg. Just then Barry the Banana walked up to him and asked him what was wrong. Tommy the Tomato told him he had a leg cramp. Barry the Banana gave him a banana to eat. He said, “Bananas have potassium and they take muscle cramps away.”
for Yogi the Yogurt
Tommy the Tomato came into class holding his stomach. He was in pain. Just then Yogi the Yogurt came up to Tommy and gave him some yogurt to eat. He said, “Yogurt contains friendly bacteria in it, and it makes your stomach feel good.” After Tommy the Tomato ate the yogurt, his stomach suddenly felt better. Tommy the Tomato decided to eat yogurt every day to feel good.