The Candy Conundrum
The Candy Conundrum promotes dental health with a focus on the importance of flossing, brushing and the advantages of choosing fruit over candy.
Synopsis: Candace loves to eat candy, so much so, that her nickname is Candy. She keeps her love of sweets a secret because she doesn’t want Mom to take them away. Then one day she wakes up with a toothache and that means she’ll have to go to the dentist! Can Candy fix her tooth before it gets worse or will she have to tell Mom and risk losing all of her sweets?
Chunky and The O-Beast
The flagship book in the Chunky And Friends series is called Chunky and The O-Beast. The book tackles obesity as well as the importance of healthy eating and active play.
Synopsis: Chunky is a 10-year-old boy who finds out that he is in danger of becoming obese. With his vivid imagination, he confuses what was discussed during his doctor visit and believes he will soon transform into an “O-BEAST.” Can Chunky make sense of it all and stop the O-Beast from taking over?
What is Chunky and Friends
Chunky and Friends was created by Joseph Vivens to help parents jump start the conversation with their kids about the importance of healthy eating and active play.
He was inspired to write the book when his pediatrician wife would come home and talk about the kids she would meet, whether they were overweight or appeared physically fit. After some probing, she discovered many of the children had poor eating habits that would have a devastating effect on their long term health.
Joseph then thought back to his childhood (as he was not a picky eater) and recalled the strong influence that Popeye the Sailor had on his eating habits. He decided to create characters to inspire this generation of kids to see the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables while engaging in active play.
The book series advocates healthy eating and active play while instilling self-confidence through the characters. It teaches kids that while we all come in different shapes and sizes, physical appearance does not reflect the status of our health. The ultimate goal is to ensure we all grow up healthy and strong.
Kids love and relate to Chunky
Chunky And Friends provides healthy eating tips & active play resources through illustrated books that kids of all ages can relate to. The story spotlights Charles “Chucky” Spring, who is adoringly nicknamed “Chunky” by friends and family and his cast of amazing friends.
Here is the synopsis: Chunky is a 10-year-old boy who finds out that he is in danger of becoming obese. His vivid imagination causes him to confuse what was discussed during his visit to the doctor and believes he will soon transform into an “O-BEAST.” Can Chunky make sense of it all and stop the O-Beast from taking over?