fairechild Book Report | 3 Amazing Children's Books About Food

Doing any reading this summer? We made a list of three amazing books about food for you to enjoy this summer! What better time of year for these books then when all your favourite fresh fruits are in season! Time to sit back and enjoy these books in the sun with a fresh lemonade. This blog post is part of a collab with our friend Claire from Bite-Sized Kitchen! Check out our other post over on her blog here.

If you would like to read the two amazing features she has written for us, you can find them here, and here!

Cover of Blueberries for Sal written by Robert McCloskey.


Name of Book: Blueberries For Sal

Year Published: 1948

Words and Pictures by: Robert McCloskey

What is the main topic of the book?: This classic book by Robert McCloskey follows a mama and child and a mama bear and cub as they pick blueberries on the same hillside, preparing for the long winter ahead. The inside jacket features a beautiful illustration of mama and child in the kitchen working together to preserve blueberries for the winter ahead. 

Strengths: Originally drawn in 1948, the line drawings are expressive and beautiful. The sound effects are perfect as the pairs pick berries - ‘Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk!’ and the repetition will appeal to your child. Have you gone berry picking with your child? Do you find they eat more than they pick as well? Do you even try to fight it? 

Rating: 10/10! 

Buy: Click here to buy the classic Blueberries For Sal on Amazon!

The Jolly Postman or other peoples letters by Janet and Allen Ahlberg.


Name of Book: The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters

Year Published: 1986

Words and Pictures by: Janet and Allen Ahlberg

What is the main topic of the book?

Anyone else out there HUGE fans of married writer and illustrator Janet and Allen Ahlberg? Their books are hits in our house. This one is filled with all your favourite fairy tale characters and a jolly postman delivering mail from one to the other. This book is filled with humour and heart-warming illustrations. The book contains little envelopes from which to pull real letters written from Goldilocks to the three bears, for example. Your child will love reading these letters and tucking them snugly back inside their envelopes. 

Buy: Click here to buy The Jolly Postman online now!

Each Peach Pear Plum written by Janet and Allen Ahlberg.

Name of Book: Each Peach Pear Plum

Year Published: 1978

Words and Pictures by: Janet and Allen Ahlberg

What is the main topic of the book: 

Another sweet, and beautifully illustrated Mr. and Mrs. Ahlberg book. This sweet scavenger book is especially fun to read with little ones. The book ends with a picnic between all the characters enjoying a Plum Pie and yummy beverages. We think this book is best enjoyed at snack-time with your favourite delicious treat! 

Buy: Click here to buy Each Peach Pear Plum on Amazon now!

We hope you enjoyed our picks of children's books about food. Let us know what these books made you hungry for!

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