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May 18, 2011 06:11 PM

Favorite children's books that are food themed?

I have a 2year old. My favorites from my own childhood are Berenstain Bears "Too much junk food" which actually has nice pictures of old timey attitudes towards nutrition, now back in style. And "Bread and Jam for Francis" which is an ode to young Foodies. At the end Francis's mom gives her a lobster salad sandwich as part of breaking her bread and jam fast.

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  1. He might need a few years before "How to Eat Fried Worms" one of my childhood favorites. My daughter really liked "Eat!" by Diane Paterson. It does not appear to be inprint and I wouldn't pay $30 for a used copy. Maybe the library. We got ours at a yard sale.

    1. I forgot another one we both really liked. "How My Parents Learned to Eat" by Ina Friedman. A sailor (forks) falls in love with a Japanese woman (chopsticks) and both have to learn the other's way of eating.

      1. My daughter is 4 and loves Fanny goes to Chez Panisse by Alice Waters. It is a longer book so I never read the entire story in one sitting. It has easy recipes in the back. She also enjoys a book called "Your Food" which is part of a series by Green Team and is published by Crabtree. It's a fact filled book about where our food comes from and ethical/sustainable eating. It is geared towards older kids but she likes it anyhow because there are pictures. She also enjoys "too much junk food" and "something good" by Robert Munsch.

        1. I used to love reading "Cloudy with and Chance of Meatballs" to my daughter. :)

          When I was a kid, I'm in my 50s now, I loved a book that had the title "......and the Chocolate Witch". I don't remember the first part of the title but I loved reading about a land that was made of food.

          1. Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak.

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