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Idaho author’s book promotes healthy eating for kids

“Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow,” by Kathryn Kemp Guylay (Ketchum); Healthy Solutions of Sun Valley LLC ($19.99)

Are you a parent or teacher hoping to encourage children to eat more veggies and fruits? Want to support healthy eating messages in a fun, educational and positive way? Looking for great educational messaging with peer-to-peer messaging? “Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow” uses charming illustrations by 12-year-old Alexander Guylay, combined with real-life photography and simple rhymes by award-winning nutrition educator Kathryn Kemp Guylay, to create an augmented reality that immediately draws kids into the story.

Kids are introduced to Blake, the main character, who feels sleepy and wonders why he doesn’t have the energy to play like other kids. Blake meets a friendly, magical leprechaun who takes Blake on a journey to find the pot of gold (a metaphor for good health and energy). Blake is shrunk down to tiny size and explores the colorful world of fruits and veggies. The colors (and fruits and veggies) lead to the pot of gold, where Blake feels vibrant and full of energy.

The book addresses healthy eating in an engaging and positive way. Targeting early childhood and elementary school age groups, this picture book will be simple yet profound in promoting healthy eating habits in children.

Each page is created for maximum engagement, using a delightful combination of photography, illustration, color and text.

“Preserve the Best and Conserve the Rest” by Hadley B. Roberts (Salmon); Xlibris ($19.99)

As a young teenager, author Hadley B. Roberts’ game plan included an education that would lead him to work with either fish or game animals. The plan would also complement his avocations, hunting and fishing. In his new memoir, “Preserve the Best and Conserve the Rest,” he narrates the road he has taken to follow and realize those dreams.

Roberts long knew that his utopia would be working for and with the animals he loved best. When he graduated from the University of Maine and hung out his shingle, it read “Wildlife Conservation.” The word “conservation” meant only one thing to him: that was the wise use of renewable natural resources, with special regard for wildlife and fish. That jump-started his half-century career in wildlife and fish habitat conservation and preservation.

This memoir not only offers a glimpse of the road toward one man’s dream, but it also allows readers to witness the ups and downs of a life dedicated to wildlife protection and conservation. The author’s love for and dedication to his profession highlight the need for people to “Preserve the Best and Conserve the Rest.”

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