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.


$12.99 Paperback

with music CD

(Book/CD combo not available from Amazon)

$17.99 Hardbacks

(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.

$12.99 WEFF-Paperback

8.5" x 8.5" edition

           ISBN-13: 978-0998709000

              ISBN-10: 099870900X

$17.99 WEFF-Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-934214-06-0

(Limited Quantites)

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

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