Are your kids like mine in that they ask a million questions?! One. Million. Questions. I want to encourage their little big imaginations, but sometimes with everything there is to do in a day, the question-answering portion of my brain gets tired. That's why I love to find books that answer questions!
Author and food critic Joshua David Stein has written a fantastic guide for little foodies everywhere, answering straight forward questions like "Can I eat sea urchin?" and more creative ones like "Do eggs grow from eggplants?" The narrative is funny and frequently plays with words to make for some pretty humorous food puns. Stein may specialize in food writing, but he also has a skillful eye for language. This paired with Julia Rothman's bright and perfectly stylized illustrations makes for a win!
Recommended age group: 3-8
Story Time Conversations:
- What is your favorite food?
- Was there ever a time when a new food's taste surprised you?
- What new food do you want to try soon?
- If you were a chef, what recipe would you be famous for creating?
Do you have any budding foodies in your life? They would really enjoy this book! My youngest loves to cook with me, and I am always on the lookout for great kids cookbooks and books about food like this one. If you have any food or cooking themed books that you love, let me know!