ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Farida Mirza
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-940480-3
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Category: Picture Book

Three Magic Keys to Good Health

Synopsis:

The doctor encourages 7-year-old Maria to lose some weight. She can then become a Good Health Ambassador. Maria agrees but stops eating since she misses her favorite foods – that is until three genies appear and put up a spectacular show for her. They convince Maria that it can be fun to eat healthy and follow a healthy lifestyle. This is a story for 4-8 year olds that encourages a healthy lifestyle.
The information in the story is based on that provided by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) program, Choose My Plate (https://www.choosemyplate.gov/).
According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), “The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity." https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/obesity/facts.htm2
Children’s health is a universal concern, especially because of current trends of children overusing computers and computer screens.
This picture book is written in a format that makes it adaptable as a school play.

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Children, I believe, are highly dependent on adults for their wellbeing especially during the early years of their lives.  We, as adults, must support children in every way possible for as long as they need support.  Children’s stories and poems are a wonderful way of entertaining children and providing them with relevant tools to help them face issues related to growing up.






The doctor encourages 7-year-old Maria to lose some weight. She can then become a Good Health Ambassador. Maria agrees but stops eating since she misses her favorite foods – that is until three genies appear and put up a spectacular show for her. They convince Maria that it can be fun to eat healthy and follow a healthy lifestyle. This is a story for 4-8 year olds that encourages a healthy lifestyle.
The information in the story is based on that provided by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) program, Choose My Plate (https://www.choosemyplate.gov/).
According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), “The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity." https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/obesity/facts.htm2
Children’s health is a universal concern, especially because of current trends of children overusing computers and computer screens.
This picture book is written in a format that makes it adaptable as a school play.

I have taught English and Psychology and have worked as a technical writer.  Currently I am devoting my time to writing for children.  My goal is to write stories and poems that will entertain children while raising awareness in them of concepts and values that are universally acknowledged and will help them grow into fulfilled human beings.  Kindness, empathy, points of view, diversity, tolerance, learning differences, and the habit of reading from a young age are some of the topics I cover.  Everything that I have wanted my students, children and grandchildren to be aware of, forms the fabric of my writing.  

Stories and poems have played an important role in my own life – they have entertainment and helped me deal with childhood related challenges as well as those I face as an adult. Stories and poems help build character and independence and should validate childhood experiences, the joys as well as the challenges.  Children's literature empowers children.



fmirza@fmirza.com

https://www.fmirza.com
Links  to reviews of some books of mine on Amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Zebis-Dream-Farida-Mirza-ebook/dp/B0747B5S9C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506635645&sr=8-1&keywords=zebi%27s+dream#customerReviews

https://www.amazon.com/Poems-Empower-Children-Farida-Mirza/dp/1534960333/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506635789&sr=8-1&keywords=poems+that+empower+children#customerReviews


Children, I believe, are highly dependent on adults for their wellbeing especially during the early years of their lives.  We, as adults, must support children in every way possible for as long as they need support.  Children’s stories and poems are a wonderful way of entertaining children and providing them with relevant tools to help them face issues related to growing up.

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