Mmm... Let's Eat!

by Libby Koponen , illustrated by Betsy Thompson

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Here's a book that helps younger kids make a connection between great food and the colors they see in their everyday lives. Red trucks and toys at playtime? How about strawberries and squirty cherry tomatoes for a snack? An orange sunset leads into sweet potatoes for dinner and a tangy mango for dessert. With gatefolds that provide a guessing-game mode, it's a fun gateway to better eating. Offering a non-didactic way to open a conversation about good nutrition with a young child - with art that looks good enough to eat! -the book also includes a note by a leading nutritionist about helping kids choose and enjoy great, fresh foods. Mm-mm, good reading and good eating!

Editorial Review

School Library Journal

This brief offering links appetizing, healthy foods with their bright hues. Readers are presented with a rainbow of colorful edibles and then asked which item each animal would like to eat, starting with early in the morning until bedtime at night. For example, “Bright yellow sunshine wakes Raccoon up. He wants to eat something YELLOW.” Raccoon can choose from a banana, a boot, a pineapple, a flower, or an apple. A lift of a flap reveals that he chose a banana. A spread is devoted to each color. Yellow, green, white, red, orange, or blue-purple categorize the choices for a raccoon, monkey, puppy, lion, panda, tiger, and bunny. The large, cheerful images have a collagelike appearance. This title should pair nicely with other color-concept books.–Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX

About The Author/Artist

Libby Koponen is a novelist (Blow Out the Moon) and children's book author who contributed to Ed Young's recent picture book memoir. Ms. Koponen loves cooking and yoga and has ridden horses on every continent except Antarctica. She lives in Stonington, Connecticut.

Betsy Thompson shows her striking mixed-media creations in galleries throughout New England. Motherhood, nature, mid-century furniture, her kitchen, and the nearby sea are among her artistic influences. Ms. Thompson lives with her husband and their two daughters in the city of Portland on Maine's rocky coast.


Ages: 2-5


USA 14.99 | Canada 17.99

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