Most of us are familiar with Eric Carle's classic exploration of numbers and food, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. But we've added a few more culinary books to our library that we think are just as engaging and fun for kids. Here are a few ideas to add to your budding gourmet's book collection.
• My Foodie A to Z: A Little Gourmet's Guide, by Puck. $8.95. Kid-friendly encyclopedic entries introduce your little one to more exotic foods, like quinoa, yucca and dragon fruit.
• Jamberry, by Bruce Degen. $7.99. A children's classic since the 80s, Jamberry's fun rhymes take kids through the crazy world of berry picking.
• The 100th Customer, by K.T. Hao and Byung-Gyu Kim. $12.44. Ben Bear and Chris Croc make pizza and ice cream. But they also understand the meaning of generosity, kindness, and sacrifice.
• Foodie Babies Wear Bibs, by Michelle Sinclair Colman. $6.29. The babies in this installment of the Urban Babies Wear Black series visit the farmer's market and explore the pleasures of good food.
• A Little Bit of Soul Food, by Amy Wilson Sanger. $6.99. Introduce your kids to the pleasures of southern cooking with this entry into the World Snacks series. The collection also includes books on Japanese, Jewish, Chinese, Latin, and Italian cuisines.
• Yummy Yucky, by Leslie Patricelli. $6.99. This funny board book teaches kids in the oral stage what's yummy ("burgers") and what's yucky ("boogers").
Do you have any favorites you share with your young foodies?