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Foody Books for Children

April 22, 2010

Listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Splendid Table (have I raved about that show enough?) I got the following foody titles for children and reserved them from the library.

With charming stories and illustrations, my boys really loved these books.

Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevends & Susan Stevens Crummel

This was probably the boys’ favorite, because they love cake and because Nonna (my mom) owns chickens and so they get excited when they see pictures of chickens. I really loved the illustrations and the story was cute with some humor thrown in that only adults would get too. Basically, the book is about a Rooster who decides to make a cake from his famous grandmother’s cookbook (his grandmother being the Little Red Hen). We follow his adventures as he and his friends learn to cook. I liked that fact that in sidebars there were explanations and instructions about cooking that went more in depth for older children. Also, the recipe is included if you wanted to make your own Cook-a-Doodle cake!

Oliver’s Milk Shake by Vivian French

Aunt Jen takes Oliver and his cousin Lily to find out where the ingredients for a “yummy scrummy fruity froth icy nicy tip-top tasty milk shake” come from. They visit a farm and pick their ingredients and make tasty milk shake. Although Aunt Jen has a little surprise from Oliver at the end. There are other books in this series called Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Oliver’s Vegetables.

Mice and Beans by Pan Munoz Ryan

Rosa Maria is planning for a big party for her granddaughter and gets some help along the way from some mice who live in her house. A really sweet story sprinkled with Spanish and includes a Spanish glossary and pronunciation guide at the end.

Happy reading!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ashleigh permalink
    April 29, 2010 8:53 am

    Cute! I’m love pictures books and so do my girls. We may have to check these out from our local library. Thanks for the recommendations.

  2. Bethany permalink
    April 29, 2010 12:44 pm

    This looks so cute. I want to check it out with my kiddos

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