Comemos Comida Fresca

Author: Angela Russ-Ayon

Illustrator: Cathy June

Translated by: Mercedes Seraphim

Comemos Comida Fresca

We Love the Company

Un chef fantástico presenta a los niños pequeños experiencias divertidas con la comida que estimulan su interés en las frutas y los vegetales. Únete a ellos mientras cosechan en el huerto, preparan platos en la cocina y se relajan un rato en la playa. El chef quiere que los niños prueben algo nuevo, y puede que lo hagan, antes de que él termine.

English versions are award-winning!

Getting children to taste new fruits and vegetables is an age-old problem. The point of this book is that if children don't like raw vegetables, they may like them steamed, blended, boiled, grilled, dipped, chilled, or stir-fried. They are encouraged to try vegetables in different ways, and in doing so, might discover they like them. The texture and flavor of food changes based on the way it is prepared: raw versus cooked carrots, apple sauce versus sliced apples, soft celery in soup versus crunchy celery sticks, crisp versus soft-cooked zucchini, grilled onions versus raw, whole fruit versus blended, and so forth. Taste buds are always changing and wouldn't it be terrific if we could convince children to try something new every once in a while; taste the same food cooked a different way, or try a food several times?


Includes a companion song, spoken word, and instrumental version on CD when ordered directly from the publisher, or optional song download.


Check out our free shopping list to paste on, stick on, scribble on, or write on.


Print our shopping list filled with images of fruits and veggies that little ones can circle.


Have fun finding all of the fruits and veggies that appear in the book. See our list below.

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"A simply edible book that is rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. Inspires all ages to have a taste of something new!"

~ Produce for Better Health Foundation

With each page turn, the chef exposes children to new and wonderfully colorful fruits and vegetables. The phrase, "You might just want to try something NEW!" is a constant theme throughout, that children want to emulate.

If you don't like raw carrots, you can steam them, blend them, or even stir fry them Just try them a different way, and you might discover that you like them.




  • Presentation of over (60) fruits and vegetables

  • Introduction to the various ways fruits and vegetables can be prepared and eaten

  • Encourages children to taste new foods

  • Includes the option of a companion song on CD or download. Price varies.

  • A multicultural book with the representation of diverse ethnic groups

$12.99 Paperback

with music CD

Spanish | English version

8.5" x 8.5" edition

    ISBN-13: 978-0979961274

(Book/CD combo not available from Amazon)

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Bulk Orders: This title is available in bulk for early childhood and nutrition programs, conferences, non-profit initiatives, licensing, or grants that promote healthy eating, fruits and vegetables, gardening, farm to table, STEM initiatives, and anti-obesity. Contact the publisher ( | Russ InVision Co.) directly for quotes, orders, and discounted pricing.

Cathy June lives in Vancouver with her husband, Mike, enjoying her grandchildren who provide endless inspiration for children’s books.

Format: Picture book with

downloadable companion song purchase

         Age: 4 up            

 32 Colorfully Illustrated Pages

Also available in

English edition

We Love the Company - English Fruit & Ve