Author: Angela Russ-Ayon

Illustration: real-life color photos


Fotografías coloridas de vegetales abundan en esta sencilla introducción al cultivo de la naturaleza. Los niños pequeños pueden aprender a identificar vegetales, y familiarizarse con la terminología básica de STEM que se puede ampliar o interpretar de diferentes maneras. Este libro está escrito con un texto mínimo y ofrece oportunidades de observación y descubrimiento, investigación abierta, y momentos de enseñanza desde el jardín hasta la cocina.


Es una gran adición a cualquier tema de vegetales, jardinería, cosecha, nutrición o ciencias de la vida para educadores preescolares y de educación temprana. Una forma efectiva de entusiasmar a los niños sobre una alimentación saludable a medida que identifican, aprenden y diferencian entre una variedad de vegetales y sus características. En este libro ilustrado de 36 páginas vienen incluidos datos de vegetales y un guía para el lector.


Colorful photographs of vegetables abound in this simple introduction to nature’s bounty. Young children can learn to identify vegetables and become acquainted with basic STEM terminology that can be expanded upon or interpreted in different ways.


This book is written with minimal text and offers opportunities for observation and discovery, open-ended inquiry, and teachable moments from the garden to the kitchen. It’s a great addition to any vegetable, gardening, harvest, nutrition, or life science theme for preschool and early educators.


Related terms & phrases: 


  • Un libro sobre verduras / vegetables

  • Spanish picture book about vegetables

  • Spanish picture book about the vegetable food group

  • Spanish picture book about identifying vegetables

  • Spanish picture book for preschool nutrition

  • Spanish picture book for CACFP 

  • Spanish picture book with real-life vegetable photos

  • Spanish vegetable book with STEM concepts

  • Spanish vegetable book with STEM terminology

  • Spanish picture book about making healthy choices

  • Spanish picture book about eating healthy food

  • Spanish picture book for nutrition month (March)

An effective way to get children excited about healthy eating as they identify, learn about, and differentiate between a variety of vegetables and their characteristics. Included in this 36-page picture book are one-page facts about vegetables and a one-page reader’s guide.

There are two one-page summaries in the back of the book, "About Vegetables," and "Reading Tips."

Find ways to connect what you are reading to a theme, curriculum, activity,
experiment, and any other aspects of a child’s life. It's as simple as using a colander to wash vegetables or a simple machine like a peeler to shred them. 


Each time you read the book, make new discoveries together, beyond what is stated on each page. Focus on one concept at a time. What do you notice? Look at positions, shapes, colors, textures, sizes, fruit mixed in with the vegetables, and characteristics of vegetables.  How do the vegetables differ? How are they the same?


Use open-ended inquiry to nurture a child’s innate curiosity while navigating through the pages.

Reading tips are provided at the end of the book.

Ideas for simple STEM connections and extensions.

 This title is available in bulk for early childhood and nutrition 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 orders and pricing.

$12.99 Paperback


Spanish / English

ISBN-13: 979-8645224189

Format: Full Color Picture Book

8.5" x 8.5"

Age: 3 and up


Also available in English ---

I Spy with My Little Eye: Vegetables

an Early STEM Experience

ISBN-13: 979-8607939533


Print our shopping list children  paste on, stick on, scribble on, or write on.

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

Paperback - Old Version

Spanish / English

ISBN-13: 979-8632089067

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