Jessica Tandy, The Girl Who Loved Candy by Susan Dils – A Children’s Book Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved:

As a reader, I can admit, and I have so many times on this blog, I buy books based on the cover alone. The title and the cover design pull me in. This happens to kids too. A wonderful book wrapped in a cover that doesn’t appeal to them will have them throwing an absolute fit if you try to read the book to them. So, I was very excited about this lovely cover with the super-fun title. My daughter was ALL ABOUT IT! I was so excited that she was excited because this book isn’t really about candy, but it’s lasting damage to our bodies.

How I Felt:

The Writing in Jessica Tandy, The Girl Who Loved Candy is perfect for little ones. There is a good balance of words on each page. Just enough for a child to enjoy the words and take in the pictures. The rhyming verse in the book is perfect. I didn’t stumble over words and everything rhymed like it was supposed to. A very well-written story!

The Illustrations were gorgeous! The pages are a treat with bright, colorful artwork…it is a bit like candy! Perfect for this story.

The Story focuses on Jessica Tandy, who loves candy. She wants candy all day and all night. Her mother becomes exhausted by Jessica’s constant requests for candy and finally gives in. She may have candy whenever she wants. So, Jessica eats and eats….and eats candy. Until she isn’t enjoying it anymore. She feels sick and has to have teeth pulled. Eating right puts her back on a healthy path.

I loved that the story teaches children about the lasting harm candy has on our bodies. I would have liked a bit more lead-up to Jessica feeling sick. I felt like we jumped from loving candy to feeling terrible within one page and it was a bit abrupt. However, the book did a great job of showing a child that balance in our diets is very important.

Overall, Jessica Tandy, The Girl Who Loved Candy is a great children’s book to help a child learn the importance of healthy food instead of candy. It had great illustrations and writing.

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Jessica Tandy, The Girl Who Loved Candy for young readers preschool to middle elementary age. Any child will enjoy this story with its fun plot and bright illustrations! I can see this book sitting in a dentist or doctor’s office as well as a home shelf or school!

Where to Find This Book:

Jessica Tandy, The Girl Who Loved Candy by Susan Dils publishes on March 3, 2020 and is available at these sites.

Amazon | Mascot Books | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository

Oh, how delicious it would certainly be

If we could all eat what we wanted freely!

Join Jessica Tandy in this humorous tale as she learns a lesson the hard way, finding out that poor eating habits can lead to a lot more than just cavities. 

Just the Facts:

  • Jessica Tandy, The Girl Who Loved Candy by Susan Dils
  • Genre: Children’s book
  • Page Count: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Mascot Books
  • Pub Date: March 3, 2020

I was provided a copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.

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