We Eat Food That's Fresh

Author: Angela Russ-Ayon

Illustrator: Cathy June


Multicultural Picture Book

A whimsical chef introduces a 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.


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.

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

AbridgeClub.com - Angela Russ-Ayon - Ear

"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 the option of a companion song on CD or download. Price varies.

  • A multicultural book with the 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.

$12.99 Paperback

with music CD

(Book/CD combo not available from Amazon)

WEFF-E  Paperback

8.5" x 8.5" edition

           ISBN-13: 978-0998709000

              ISBN-10: 099870900X

$17.99 Hardbacks

(available in VERY limited quantities)

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

(Limited Quantites)

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.

Also available in a

Spanish/English edition.

We Eat Food That's Fresh - Spanish Fruit