We’re starting the new year off right by sharing some of our favorite food theme books! And this month, we are sharing our top 6 food books instead of the normal 5.
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk is the ultimate food book! I almost picked it as our book of the month because it uses food as characters in a brilliant way, but it is a bit long.
The story is about Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast as they race through the fridge to get the last drop of syrup. They trudge through “broccoli forests, past orange juice fountains and up a potato mash mountain.”
At the end, there is a nice message about working together and sharing rather than fighting. It is always an added benefit when a wonderfully funny book can double as an opportunity to learn a social lesson without taking away from the integrity of the book.
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a sweet and simple book. It is about a family of peas and baby pea has to eat her dinner before her dessert. To keep it interesting, there’s a twist: baby pea eats candy for dinner and spinach for dessert.
This is an adorable book especially for our youngest Lil’s.
Pizza at Sally's
Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington is definitely a fiction story with some nonfictionvibes.
The story goes through the process of making and eating a pizza. It starts by showing where the ingredients come from and ends with enjoying a delicious pizza.
This is a fun and informative book that will likely lead to your Lil’ wanting to make some pizza! Yum!
The Vegetables We Eat
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons is a beautifully illustrated nonfiction book about veggies. Gibbons explains in the book that there are 8 types of vegetable groups and the different vegetables that fit in each category. She also explains how vegetables grow.
This book is bright, beautiful, and informative. Your Lil’ will love learning about the various types of vegetables and it may even encourage them to try some new vegetables.
Baking Day At Grandma's
Baking Day at Grandma’s by Anika Denise is a book that we were first introduced to by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. If you are not part of the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program I highly recommend you look into it and see if your county participates as they send a book to your children ages 0-5 every month for free.
Baking Day at Grandma’s is a heart warming story about 3 bears who are going to Grandma’s for the day to bake. At Grandma’s house they bake chocolate cake, get lots of cuddles, dance, drink hot cocoa, decorate the cake, and spend quality time with their grandma.
This story is a wonderful example of how food can bring you closer to the people you love which is truly special.
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World by Maria Dismondy is a wonderful book about food and, more importantly, kindness.
Dexter and Leah are twins who are constantly bickering, but when they notice that their neighbor Ms. Marvin seems lonely, they invite her over dinner. Ms. Marvin shares stories about her family and the donuts they made together. Dexter and Leah work together to make donuts for Ms. Marvin. Despite their bickering, Leah and Dexter work together to show Ms. Marvin kindness and realize how lucky they are to have each other.
This books is about food, but more importantly about teaching our Lil’s that little acts of kindness are invaluable and make others feel special!