I Eat Vegetables (Things I Eat)
by Hannah Tofts (Author), Rupert Horrox (Illustrator)
Reviewed by RVM
A mixture of art, photography, and large, clear type introduces children to fruits and vegetables. Printed on heavy-duty card and hand-stitched to ensure maximum longevity, these stunning books go far beyond just naming familiar foods. Each spread shows the name of the food alongside a clear photograph against a dramatic painted background. Upon opening the full-page foldout to look inside the fruit or vegetable, kids can see which need to be peeled before eating and which have seeds, stones, pits, or other interesting things inside.
I recently got this book for my 2 year old, and he loves it. I love it, too. We love unfolding the pages to see how the vegetables can be prepared & see the seeds/pits/etc.
The vegetables include: cabbage, carrots, onion, corn, tomato, broccoli, peppers & potato. Not a very extensive list, but they cover the basics. (I know -- tomatoes are not even a vegetable! LOL)
It is so rare to find books that have healthy messages about food. (We were having an issue with that cute mouse who wanted a cookie...Ugh!) I also have the I Eat Fruit book
on order, but it still hasn't come -- I ordered it July 2nd....hmmm....????? (Tracking says it has been shipped, will arrive August 15 -- WTF?)
I think this is a great addition to any toddlers library!