Tricky Treats Author:Perez, Georgia Tricky Treats, the final book in the series, introduces the character of Coyote, a trickster, and encourages children not to be tricked by coyote when choosing foods to eat. "Ms. Perez calls her series of children's stories the 'Eagle Books'."--inside cover. — "This book is the fourth in a four book series developed by the CDC's Native Diabetes ... more »Welness Program (formerly the National Diabetes Prevention Center)."--last page. Designed to educate about healthy lifestyle choices and contain messages to help children, family and community members make positive health changes to reduce the incidence of obesity and chronic diseases.
Brought to life by memorable characters and appealing illustration, the stories emphasize the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from elders about health and diabetes prevention. The authors and developers place an emphasis on reaching the Native American Community; however, the messages are applicable to all populations. Tricky Treats encourages children not to eat unhealthy foods and snacks.« less