Author: Angela Russ-Ayon

Illustrated with real-life photos

Colorful photographs of vegetables abound in this simple introduction to nature’s bounty. With minimal text, young children become acquainted with basic STEM terminology that can be expanded upon and interpreted in different ways.


This book offers opportunities for observation and discovery, open-ended inquiry, and teachable moments.  It’s a great addition to any vegetable, gardening, harvest, or preschool life science theme. 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.

There is 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. 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.


Related terms & phrases: 


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  • Picture book for preschool nutrition

  • Picture book for CACFP 

  • Vegetable book with STEM connections

  • Picture book about making healthy choices

  • Picture book about eating healthy food

  • Picture book for nutrition month (March)

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.

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

IS-KDP  Paperback


ISBN-13: 979-8607939533

Format: Full Color Picture Book

8.5" x 8.5"

Age: 3 and up