Author: Angela Russ-Ayon
Illustrator: Cathy June
Multicultural Picture Book
A whimsical chef introduces diverse group of 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.
The point of the book is, if children don't like raw vegetables, they can steam them, blend them, boil them, add them to a smoothie, grill them, dip them, or stir fry them. The book encourages children to try vegetables in different ways, because they might discover they like them.
Easy rhymes and repetitive verses are combined with 32-pages of 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 .99 cent song download.
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
"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 repetitive theme throughout, that children want to emulate. Step into the kitchen and introduce children to the tools seen in the book: thermometer, knife, juicer, spoons, ladle, peeler, whisk, spatula, and skewer. See the STEM extensions link below.
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
Illustrator - Cathy June lives in Vancouver with her husband, Mike, enjoying her grandchildren who provide endless inspiration for children’s books.
with music CD
(Book/CD combo not available from Amazon)
8.5" x 8.5" edition
(available in VERY limited quantities)
$17.99 WEFF-E Hardback
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.
Format: Picture book
downloadable song purchase
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 (AbridgeClub.com | Russ InVision Co.) directly for quotes, orders, and discounted pricing.
Contact the publisher (AbridgeClub.com | Russ InVision Co.) directly for quotes, orders, and pricing.