Monday, September 28, 2009

Yum! Delicious Books about Food

The forecast for this week calls for rain. On rainy days, I love to spend time in the kitchen, trying new recipes, and sharing meals with friends and family. Young children often love to join you in the kitchen, too! Cooking helps build vocabulary skills, early math and science skills, and can be a lot of fun (especially if you don't mind a little mess)!

Here are a few recommended food-themed books to share with a young child:

Baby Food by Margaret Miller (Board Book)

Margaret Miller's photographs of adorable babies with spoons, bottles, tasting crackers, and getting messy!

Foodie Babies Wear Bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illustrated by Nathalie Dion (Board Book)

Hip, modern "foodie" babies are fed, play in the kitchen, browse the farmer's market, "read cookbooks" and more in this board book for the youngest foodies.

A hungray gray mouse nibbles up a large quantity of food for lunch. This is one to share with toddlers and preschoolers who are learning their colors and names of food. Delicious!

Perfect for harvest time! A father and son plant and grow the vegetables they use to make delicious vegetable soup. A good read for young gardeners, and those helping make homemade soup. A delicious soup recipe is included.

Martha the dog learns to speak after eating alphabet soup. Look out, Martha's family, the trouble has just begun! A fun, silly book to read right before eating alphabet soup!

Think you have a picky eater at home? Read this! "Peter wants only milk, Lucy won't settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the Peters household brings a new demand for a special meal. What's a mother to do? Even though Mrs. Peters picks, peels, strains, scrapes, poaches, fries, and kneads, the requests for special foods keep coming. It isn't until her birthday arrives that a present from her children solves the problem with a hilarious surprise that pleases everyone." (Summary courtesy of Syndetics) 

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