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Food and Healthy Eating

Oliver's Vegetables
by  Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Do you like chips? Oliver does. In fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his grandpa.
Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . .

Oliver's Fruit Salad
by  Vivian French, illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Oliver, star of Oliver's Vegetables, is back from his healthy week eating vegetables at his grandpa's house. Suddenly, the fruit at home doesn't seem quite good enough for Oliver. What is his mum to do?

The Giant Jam Sandwich
by  Janet Burroway, illustrated by John Vernon Lord

One hot summer in Itching Down,
Four million wasps flew into town.

What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm? Make a giant jam sandwich - that's what!

Sam's Sandwich
by David Pelham

Just how gross can Sam make that sandwich he s giving to his sister? Lift the flaps to find out! A classic kid-pleaser, back by popular demand. 
Sam s sister wants a very special sandwich, so he does his best to oblige. Lettuce, cheese, tomato, salami, and so much more. Just unfold each layer to see what surprise he has slipped underneath if you haven t already figured it out from the hints in the rhyming text! Served up as a sandwich-shaped book with a gruesome guessing game on every spread, "Sam s Sandwich "is a delectable gift for little terrors."

Ketchup on Your Cornflakes
by Nick Sharratt

A great reissuing of a perennially popular split-page book inviting children to howl with laughter at the fantastic and fantastical food concoctions they create. Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes? Tying in with Nick Sharratt's position as official illustrator for World Book Day 2006, this larger format edition, with its best cover yet, will ensure KETCHUP's continuing longevity.

Daisy Eat Your Peas
by Kes Gray, illustrated by Nick Sharrat

Daisy does NOT like peas. And there is NOTHING that will get her to eat them. Mum says she can have an extra pudding, a chocolate factory or a space rocket with double retro laser blammers - but it just won't work! Can quick-thinking Daisy save her tea time and come up with a cunning plan to turn the tables on Mum?

This is a wickedly funny book about dinner time which will appeal to fussy eating children and their despairing parents!

tasty Poems
by Jill Bennett, illustrated by Nick Sharratt

In this delightful book for young children, food is fantastic fun-with mountains of noodles, wobbling jellies, juicy grapes, and bouncing popcorn. Just beware of the ever-hungry crocodile! Illustrated with great humour by well-known artist Nick Sharratt, these poems will get every reader's tastebuds tingling. Poets include John Agard, Jack Prelutsky, and Judith Nicholls.

How did that get in my lunchbox?
by Chris Butterworth

One of the best parts of a young child's day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Health tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.

I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato 
by Lauren Child

Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and that carrots are orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate.

An innovative and fun-filled look at the problem of fussy eating, I Will Not Never Ever Eat a Tomato is guaranteed to make dinner time fun.

The Gigantic Turnip
by Aleksei Tolstoy, illustrated by Niamh Sharkey

This hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground uses simple vocabulary and is ideal for reading aloud. Its cumulative theme will soon have young readers gleefully joining in, and Irish artist Niamh Sharkey's wonderfully quirky illustrations will delight and fascinate all ages.

Eating the Alphabet
by Lois Elhert

An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.

There's a Lion in My Cornflakes
by Michelle Robinson, illustrated Jim Field

Have you ever collected coupons from a cereal box? Maybe you were saving them up for a book or a toy. 
Well, when Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough.

How wrong can you be?!

A wildly wacky story where anything can happen, There's a Lion in My Cornflakes brings together bestselling author Michelle Robinson and award-winning illustrator Jim Field for the very first time, with hilarious result

Fabulous Pie
by  Gareth Edwards, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Deep in the forest, a very bad bear is baking a fabulous pie. All the woodland animals want to help him find the perfect filling, so they bring him their favourite foods: berries, nuts, honey and salmon. But the bear has a better idea for what can go in the pie . . . the animals themselves! With wonderfully humorous illustrations from the internationally bestselling Guy Parker-Rees and a superb rhyming text from Gareth Edwards.

The Sandwich Thief
by Andre Marois

Marin loves the sandwiches his parents make for him every day. Every day theyre different; every day theyre more delicious than the last. Then, one Monday morning, someone dares to steal his favourite sandwich of all: ham-cheddar-kale.Furious, Marin begins a fevered, famished investigation to unmask the thief. The days go by, the suspects multiply, and Marins sandwiches continue to disappear. Will Marin ever eat lunch again?The first in a series of school-based, food-centric mysteries will have readers laughing out loud as they try and solve the mystery along with the hungry, aggrieved, resourceful Marin.

Monkey's Sandwich
by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Emily Fox 

Monkey’s mischief causes mayhem! The hilarious follow-up picture book from the creators of Elephant’s Pyjamas.

Monkey is hungry and he’s sure his animal friends won’t mind if he borrows some of their food to make a sandwich. But each friend has such tempting fillings to choose from, that Monkey’s snack soon grows taller and taller until it is a ‘super sandwich’! Will Monkey be able to stay awake to take a bite?

A hilarious rhyming text that’s fun to read again and again!

Pumpkin Soup
by Helen Cooper 

Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin, with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup... until the day Duck wants to do the stirring... 
A funny, rhythmical story about friendship and sharing, with fabulous animal characters, illustrated in glowing autumnal colours, which received rave reviews in hardback.

Delicious!
by Helen Cooper 

Every day, Cat, Squirrel and Duck make pumpkin soup - the best you've ever tasted. But one day, disaster strikes - there's not a single ripe pumpkin to be found! So, they make fish soup, mushroom soup and beetroot soup, but will the new soups be as delicious as their favourite? Duck doesn't think so - in fact he won't even try them! 

Poor Duck gets hungrier and hungrier and grumpier and grumpier, until at last Cat comes up with a soup that might just be . . . delicious!