Author: Angela Russ-Ayon

Illustration: real-life color photos


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, then expand upon or interpret the terms in different ways.

For example, children can make their bodies long, make them short, make them wide, stand close to something, move farther away, or use everyday objects to express their understanding of these concepts.


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.


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."


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Ideas for simple STEM connections and extensions.

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. 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.

Also available in Spanish/English:

Espio con Mis Ojitos Vegetales,

una Experiencia Temprana de STEM

ISBN-13: 979-8645224189


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.

 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

IS-KDP  Paperback


ISBN-13: 979-8607939533

Format: Full Color Picture Book

8.5" x 8.5"

Age: 3 and up


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