What Are Your Favorite Children’s Picture Books About Food?

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Today we’re kicking off our month dedicated to The Hungry Reader and we want to start at the very beginning. What are your favorite picture books about food?

As children, we went through picture books faster than Sal could chomping through a pail of blueberries. We have sharp memories of groaning at green eggs and ham and tracing the hole-y path left by that very hungry caterpillar.

Children’s literature gave us our first look at the huge world of food. Chicken Soup With Rice taught us that not everyone ate noodles in their chicken soup. And how fantastic is it that in the town of Chewandswallow, it rains soup and snows mashed potatoes?!

We children of the 1970’s are wondering what kids are reading now. Any recommendations?

As we browse these book covers — we’re wondering if children’s books about food have ever inspired a meal or a kitchen design? We think Blueberries for Sal would make an amazing kitchen palette or muffin recipe. Send us your pictures and stories, please.

• If you are looking for children’s cookbooks too, check out this post at our sister site Ohdeedoh: Top Ten Cookbooks for Kids.


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