Here’s the deal, fruit roll-up.
We’re onto you and your pals, preservatives and additives. They’re bad news. Plus they’re hard to spell and even harder to pronounce.
Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits, on the other hand, have ingredients that read like a worksheet for first-graders: organic freeze-dried apples, organic freeze-dried blueberries, organic freeze-dried strawberries. Get the picture? Nothing but familiar good stuff in bite-size pieces.
We’re not partial to hydrogenated anything. The only syrup we want is from a maple tree. So make room in the snack drawer.
And do us a favor. Mind your own beeswax.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Lion and the Mouse
What: The Pumpernickel Puppets brings two classics to life (ages 3 and up).
Why: The snaggletooth troll steals the show.
When: Sat. & Sun., 1 & 3 p.m. (Also Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.)
Where: Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. Tickets at 617-731-6400 or online at puppetshowplace.org. Adults and children, $10.
What: Drop by the Buttonwood Park Zoo for story time and snacks (ages 3-5).
Why: Shake off the postholiday blues.
When: Ongoing. Thurs., 10:30 a.m.
Where: 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford (508-991-6178). Zoo admission: adults, $6; children, $3; under 3, free.
Materials Play in the Morning
What: Let him get messy during the changing lineup of craft projects each week.
Why: Your petite Picasso jumps at any chance to wear his smock.
When: Thru Feb. 24. Fri., 10 a.m.
Where: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W. Bay Rd., Amherst (413-658-1100). Museum admission: adults, $9; children, $6.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Duck Organics