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Children's Books About Food

Ages 4 to 8 - Part I

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Children's Books About Food

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle (Ages 4 to 8) Compare Prices
The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up -- hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack's mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?
With his trademark vibrant collage illustrations and a lively text, Eric Carle has created a mouthwatering tale for young readers. - from the publisher

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judith Barrett (Ages 4 to 8) Compare Prices
The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the portions. Chewandswallow was plagued by damaging floods and storms of huge food. The town was a mess and the pople feared for their lives. Something had to be done, and in a hurry. - from the publisher

Artichoke Boy by Scott Mickelson (Ages 4-8) Compare Prices
This is a wonderfully bizarre story about a little boy who loves artichokes. Your child may not know what an artichoke is (and I'm not sure this story will help) but they will be delighted by silly pictures of a boy with artichoke elbows and artichoke hair and takes baths with artichokes.

Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes by Neil Philip (Ages 4 to 8) Compare Prices
This feast of poetry will satisfy even the pickiest of readers. Neil Philip's joyous celebration of the table includes classic and contemporary selections from around the world, featuring poets like Lewis Carroll, Douglas Florian, Mary Ann Hoberman, Christina Rossetti, and A. A. Milne. Claire Henley's mouth-watering illustrations make this delicious book perfect for sharing at mealtime, or anytime. - from the publisher

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper (Ages 4 to 8)Compare Prices
Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir instead, and then there is a horrible squabble, and he leaves the cabin in a huff. It isn't long before the Cat and the Squirrel start to worry about him and begin a search for their friend. Rendered in pictures richly evoking autumn, Helen Cooper's delightful story will resonate for any child who has known the difficulties that come with friendship. Included at the end is a recipe for delicious pumpkin soup.

(Next: Ages 4 to 8 Part II)

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