Author: Angela Russ-Ayon
Illustrator: Cathy June
A whimsical chef introduces young children to fun food experiences that stir up their interest in fruits and vegetables. Join them as they pick from the garden, prepare in the kitchen, relax by the shore, and discover all of the different ways to eat healthy food. The chef wants the children to try something new, and they just might, before he’s through. Easy rhymes and repetitive verses are combined with deliciously colorful pastel illustrations.
This book is included in the LAUSD Farm to Preschool curriculum!
Includes a companion song, spoken word, and instrumental version on CD when ordered directly from the publisher, or optional song download.
Have fun finding all of the fruits and veggies that appear in the book. See our list below.
Ideas for simple STEM connections and extensions in the kitchen and garden.
"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.
with music CD
(Book/CD combo not available from Amazon)
(available in limited quantities)
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.
Related terms & phrases:
Picture book about eating healthy food
Picture book about tasting new foods
Picture book about trying something new
Picture book about eating fruits and vegetables
Picture book about preparing foods in different ways
Picture book with STEM connections
Picture book about healthy choices
Picture book for nutrition month (March)
Picture book & downloadable companion song
Presentation of over (60) fruits and vegetables
Introduction to the various ways fruits and vegetables can be served and eaten
Encourages children to taste new foods
Includes printed words and song on CD when ordered directly from the publisher, or downloadable option.
Representation of diverse ethnic groups
Cathy June lives in Vancouver with her husband, Mike, enjoying her grandchildren who provide endless inspiration for children’s books.
8.5" x 8.5" edition
English Song download $.99
Format: Picture book with CD
CD accompanies book when ordered through
CM School Supply
Kaplan Early Learning,
directly from this website.
(song, audio, and instrumental)
Age: 4 up
32 Colorfully Illustrated Pages