Thursday, April 26, 2007

Library Bag: Eating the Alphabet

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z is one of our all-time favorite picture books. Before long, your toddler will be pointing to the rhubarb and radicchio in the produce section. (Beats Disney Garden's sticker chart, for sure!) We love Lois Ehlert's bright, graphic collages. In fact, Eating the Alphabet makes for colorful kitchen decor, especially if you frame pages from a used paperback (prices start at 37 cents). The board book version is one of my favorite baby gifts to pair with an oilcloth bib.

5 comments:

stephanie said...

That book probably makes veggies less traumatic for a child than say, identifying them based on popular veggie tale characters. :) Nothing like eating Bob and Larry at dinner!

Meredith said...

Ha! don't even get me started on Veggie Tales, I must be the only mother on earth who hates the obnoxious banter and characters. The ideal behind them is noble, but the few we've watched have very much confused Andrew's understanding of the Bible.

Anonymous said...

This is a great link to lessons to teach children about veggies incorporating this book. I just ordered my book, it looks great!

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/kids/lessonplans/chap10_1.htm

Emmy in Nashville

Christy said...

Love it! Where do you get the oilcloth bibs?

Alison said...

We have a rather well used copy of this book; I didn't realize it was still in print so will have to look for it as I agree it would be a neat baby gift. Thanks for the tip!