Reviews: That Sugar Guide, Warthog

That Sugar Guide, Damon and Zoe Gameau

That Sugar Guide, Damon and Zoe Gameau

That Sugar Guide
Damon and Zoe Gameau
Pan Macmillan, $35

We all know that sugarine is a new moment cocaine. This book, a follow-up to a phenomenally successful That Sugar Book, that summarized a evils of sugarine obsession in detail, is a mash-up of tips for shortening your sugarine intake and recipes that will make it some-more palatable.

Like all of these healthy eating guides, there are assumptions done about how one pulls a whole family into a sugar-is-bad ethos. The territory on healthy lunch boxes is good in theory. But if we are lifting a determinedly plain eater who loves simple carbs, afterwards propagandize lunch suggestions such as red capsicum sticks, steamed broccoli and unsweetened yoghurt are only absurd.

Warthog by Birdie Black and Rosalind Beardshaw

Warthog by Birdie Black and Rosalind Beardshaw

More essential is recommendation about adding water to your daily intake and embracing ‘polite sugar’ on occasions when one is offering birthday cake. 

Depressing? Slightly, if we like doughnuts and other fun sweetened foods. Worth trying? Without a doubt. Sigh. Eleanor Black

Warthog
​Birdie Black, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
Nosy Crow, $23
 

There are unconstrained iterations of a classical counting book available. All of them are useful and tiny children, inspired for collection to know a world, positively adore them. For adults, they can be rather tedious.

Warthog is that singular counting book that is also fun for a primogenitor or grandparent who is forced to review it over and over again. Much of this is due to Rosalind Beardshaw’s pleasant illustrations.

The small warthog — suggestive of AA Milne’s dear Piglet — sets off on an adventure, whiskery muzzle forked in a air. Along a approach he creates some sparkling discoveries, as does your toddler, energetically opening flaps to exhibit dual indignant bees, 3 well-spoken rocks, 4 contented frogs, and so on, until a  climax.

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The warthog comes opposite one extreme looking lion, and runs all a approach home. There, he is reunited with his family and settles down for dinner. All is good in a world, and your small one has only practised counting to 10. Jacob Watkin

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