Reading books to your children that feature vegetables is a great way to normalize veggies and not make them so "scary" when it comes to mealtime. There are so many great books on the market now so it was really difficult to come up with a list of our Top Five. The books that we chose are perfect for toddlers, ages 2-4, and include some classics, informational books, and silly books too!
Top Five Veggie Books for Toddlers
1. "Up, Down, and Around" by Katherine Ayres
From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life!
2. "LMNO Peas" by Keith Baker
Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of extremely cute and busy little peas! This fresh and fun alphabet book features bright colors, bouncy rhyming text, and silly pea characters who highlight the wide variety of interests, hobbies, and careers that make the world such a colorful place.
3. "Vegetables in Underwear" by Jared Chapman
A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties: big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny demonstrating for young ones the silliness and necessity of this item of clothing. With rhyming text that begs to be chanted aloud and art that looks good enough to eat, this vibrant story will encourage preschoolers to celebrate having left those diapers behind!
4. "Eating the Alphabet" by Lois Ehlert
A classic veggie book! While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, they are also introduced to fruits and vegetables from around the world.
5. "How are you Peeling? Foods with Moods" by Saxton Freymann
Who'd have dreamed that produce could be so expressive, so charming, so lively and so funny? Amused? Confused? Frustrated? Surprised? Try these feelings on for size. This is a book that asks all the right questions.... and leaves you feeling great no matter what the answers are!
So what do you think?! Leave us a comment below to lettuce know if your favorite book made the list and to suggest other books too.
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