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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Who doesn’t love chocolate? But is it wise to eat it exclusively? That might be a bit much. In Ana Loves Chocolate by Jane Glover, we learn that this is exactly what Ana wanted – nothing but chocolate. So, her mummy gave in and gave her chocolate for every meal and in between. Her mummy declared in frustration, “I’ll let you eat chocolate for every meal…even chocolate for lunch.” Ana believes she’s finally found her chocolate heaven. But once it’s time to go to bed, Ana is feeling quite sick and her tooth is aching terribly. Is she sick? Does she have a cavity, or is it because she ate too much chocolate?
Jane Glover’s picture book, Ana Loves Chocolate, is a tale with a clever moral. Told in rhyme with lots of dialogue, the plot follows Ana’s addictive and obsessive craving for chocolate. The illustrations are expressive, bright, bold, and colorful and help move the story forward. Ana’s changing facial expressions in each illustration say it all, ranging from desire, sheer pleasure, and anger when she doesn’t get her chocolate, to disbelief when her tummy and tooth both ache. With words like, “But no, it couldn’t have been all the chocolate. Could it?” Ana admits to the possibility that chocolate might be the culprit. To make her point, she demands more chocolate, but that’s when things get worse. This was a difficult lesson for Ana to learn. You can love chocolate or any other food for that matter, but, like Ana, you have to realize how important it is to eat things in moderation and enjoy a well-balanced diet. Ana still loves chocolate, but now only in moderation. A great story: engaging, educational, and fun to read.