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Six Bright Bananas Gone Without a Clue

We were tired of seeing counting books put out by cookie and candy companies especially at a time when childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. So, we came out with our own Dole Counting Book, featuring healthy fruit and vegetables growing in a down-home farm setting, to help kids learn their first numbers.

Beautifully illustrated by acclaimed children’s book artist Jacquie O’Neill, the board book follows a family of rabbits as they tend to pineapple, lettuce, apples, tomatoes, and other crops, presenting numbers in a rhyming, engaging narrative. Our book takes a bit of creative license, as bananas and pineapple are unlikely to grow in the same climate that nurtures mushrooms and asparagus, but we hope that by introducing young learners to the nutritious wonders of nature, we’ll help prime a later appetite to learn about fruit, vegetables and nutrition.

The Dole Counting Book joins a long list of other educational resources we offer children, parents, and teachers — including our Kids’ CookbookSuperKids Activity Book and Superfoods bookmark. The book normally sells for $5.99, but through the end of 2010 you can purchase it for only $4 with the promotional code KIDSDNN.The Dole Counting Book makes the perfect holiday gift for curious toddlers and their interested parents — so grab your copy at the special limited time discount price today!

Bonus: Baby fat may be cute, but it’s not harmless. Youthful pounds dramatically increase a child’s chance of remaining obese later in life.

 Published November 1, 2010

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